Netherlands, Utrecht

Future of Higher Education: Design Your Dream Course

when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

You are a university student in arts and/or science and you have new creative ideas about education in the future. You want to transform your current bachelor education or you are searching for a form of higher education that does not exist yet. You want to design a new immersive combination of course content, an exciting way of delivery, a certain type of teaching, an exciting learning environment, another use of technology, possibilities to combine study & work etc. You want to design a new type of education.

In this one-week intensive workshop you will design your dream bachelor course together with students from different cultures and backgrounds in arts & science. You work in a lab at the Expertise Centre of Education of HKU together with students and teachers from University of the Arts Utrecht and Utrecht University. You get an in-depth understanding of how higher education is designed today. The outcomes of our workshop are meant as a source of inspiration for the future work of all participants.

In order to design your dream course we use a variety of innovative working forms & tools, such as design thinking, working from disruption, co-creation, game principles, and new forms of feedback. Working in small interdisciplinary teams of students and teachers you get a solid introduction in interdisciplinary creative collaboration.

We support your creative process with the study of international examples of innovation in education (cross overs, different ways of involving professional practice, studio work, new ways of teaching, blended learning etc.). Also we will invite innovators in education in the Netherlands and test our new ideas with them.

Utrecht University of the Arts is renowned for its expertise in learning & teaching and innovation in education. We are convinced that the education of tomorrow is a collaborative design effort by students and teachers together. We welcome a diverse student group that is ready to take up the challenge to design new disruptive forms of education together with us.

After this workshop
- You have knowledge about innovation in higher education
- You have skills in interdisciplinary and intercultural creative collaboration
-You acquired new skills in the area of collaborative design and design thinking practise
- You are part of an international network with education changers

Course leader

Thera Jonker, Keimpe de Heer

Target group

- Curious students from all disciplines in arts and/or science with a passion for education and a spark of a vision for higher education in the future.
- (Trainee)teachers.
- The workshop fits you if you enjoy sharing ideas and building further on them i

Course aim

To learn more about ideas behind and new possibilities for higher education.
To learn to work with some principles for the design of education.
To practice with tools for creative collaboration, such as design thinking.
To bring students and teachers with innovative ideas on bachelor education together.

Credits info

2 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 450: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 250: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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