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Cursus: 201200034
Trending topics in Educational Science and Technology
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)10
Contactpersoondr. A.M. van Dijk
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. A.M. van Dijk
dr. A.M. van Dijk
dr. J. ter Vrugte
1A/  2A
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
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At the end of the course, students have knowledge on and insight into:
  • contemporary developments in the domain educational science and technology, both with regard to domain-specific topics as well as research methodological issues.
  • EDUcation- and HRD-specific aspects, research areas and research methodologies within the trending topics
Relationship with EST labour market (Intended Learning Outcomes [ILO’s] as described in the EST programme specific appendix of the EER):
  • Each topic to its own extent, the course contributes to: Domain expertise, Design competence, Research competence, Advice competence
  • This course assesses the following ILO’s in some way (can include formal/informal, formative/summative, peer/expert): Domain expertise, Design competence, Research competence, Advice competence. Domain expertise, Design competence, Research competence, Advice competence.
Course description:
In this (obligatory for all EST students) core course, several instructors will present their field of expertise. The presented topics, therefore, will be aligned with the current scientific research areas in our research groups.
The presented topics will cover both the EDUcation as well as the Human Resource Development (HRD) domains.
Organisation of the course:
Each trending topic will be dealt with in a 3-weeks mode, in which the teacher is able to choose a format that fits the content of the topic best. In all topics, the teacher will provide relevant theory and background information on the topic, and a topic-related assignment.
The nature of the assignments varies and the full set of to be attained competences (domain expertise, design, research, advice, and reflection are addressed.

The final grade for this course is the average of the sub grades for the different topics. The final grade must be sufficient (grade ≥ 5.5). Of the six assessments, one is allowed to be lower than 5.5 or a ‘fail’ (but still must be ≥ 5.0) on the condition that the average of the  sub grades is still ≥ 5.5 in total. If the condition is not met, the student is not allowed a retake to improve a sub grade that was below 5.5. Instead, a retake is required in the next semester. If the topic that requires a retake is not available in the next semester, the course coordinator will assign a substitute topic.
Note: The grades of the different trending topics assessments in this course stay only valid until the end of the following semester in which the course is offered again. (Note: the Trending Topics course is offered twice per year). If a student does not pass the course (complete all trending topics’ assessments) the 2nd time (so within one year), the student loses the grades previously earned for the topics which he/she have passed. Consequently, the student has to re-take the entire course.

Relationship with technology:
Where applicable and sufficient, trending topics will cover recent developments of their topic in relation to technology (e.g., learning environments, tools, assessment methods).
Enrolment in this course is subject to the following requirements:

The student has successfully completed the UT’s pre-M programme Educational Science and Technology (pre-M EST) (or equivalent/related BSc programme, to be decided by the M-EST admission committee.
Participating study
Master Educational Science and Technology
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
Course material
To be decided (available via Canvas)


Six (6) Assignments. Each assignment will be assessed (either with a pass/fail or a grade)

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