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Cursus: 202000264
Designing for learning in schools and organisations
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Contactpersoondr. J.W. Luyten
N. Goossen
dr. B.J. Kolloffel
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. J.W. Luyten
dr. J.W. Luyten
prof.dr. S.E. McKenney
1A/  2A
OpmerkingPre-master course
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
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The course consists of 2 components: Designing for learning in schools and Designing for learning in organisations. Developing design competencies is a binding theme in both course elements.

There are 2 sets of goals and objectives:

1. Designing for learning in schools: Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: Identify and use techniques to design, develop, test and implement valid, practical and effective solutions to educational problems in the context of EDUcation. This involves working in a systematic and creative manner, using scientific knowledge and practical skills in a comprehensive approach.
2. Designing for learning in organisations: At the end of this component, students have knowledge on, insight into and are able to apply:
  • Different theoretical approaches in the domain of Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • The phases in a change and learning process
  • Various strategies to increase learning, development and change in a company or institution.
  • Design approaches and methodologies for designing HRD interventions.

The course consists of 2 components: Designing for learning in schools and designing for learning in organisations.

Designing for learning in schools: Students in this unit will become familiar with core design concepts (e.g. design requirements, formative evaluation), design phases (preliminary study or analysis, design and evaluation) as well as key considerations for implementation during each phase. These goals are pursued through a number of sessions, which feature both theoretical and practical orientations during class and in the assignments. Specific topics to be addressed are teacher development and test design. This unit concludes with a written exam featuring both closed and open questions.

Designing for learning in organisations: The sessions on the domain of learning in organisations will be organised according to three themes: 1. Analysis 2. Design and 3. Evaluation. During each session, HRD theories will be discussed and applied to each theme. In addition, a case will be analyzed to practice with the application of HRD theories. This unit concludes with a written exam.
  • The assessments of both the course’s components is done by written exams.
  • The final grade of the course is composed of the grades of the two course components. Both course elements will count toward 50% of the final grade.  
  • Both course’s components have to be graded a 5.0 or more, with an average grade of at least 5.5.
  • In case of insufficient partial grades, students may re-sit the one or both exam(s) that was/were not sufficient, in the following quartile.
The grades of the course’s components grades stay valid until the end of the following semester. If a student does not pass the course (i.e. complete all partial assessments satisfactory) until then, the student loses the grades already earned.

Deelnemende opleiding: Pre-master EST
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Self study package EST
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Participating study
Master Educational Science and Technology
Verplicht materiaal
Course material
A syllabus for this course is compiled. Specific pages of this document (available via Canvas) will be assigned each week.
Course material
Articles that are offered through Canvas
McKenney, S. & Reeves, T. C. (2019). Conducting Educational Design Research (2nd edition) ISBN: 978-1-13-809556-4
Aanbevolen materiaal
Course material
Additional optional materials may be announced prior to the start of the course (via Canvas)



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