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Course module: 202000264
Designing for learning in schools and organisations
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000264
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J.W. Luyten
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dr. B.J. Kolloffel
dr. S. van der Linden
Contactperson for the course
dr. J.W. Luyten
dr. J.W. Luyten
prof.dr. S.E. McKenney
Academic year2022
Starting block
1A/  2A
RemarksPre-master course
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
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 organizations: Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand and apply different theoretical approaches in the domain of Human Resource Development (HRD).
  • Apply various strategies to increase learning and development in organizations.
  • Analyze and identify learning problems/challenges in organizations.
  • Find and apply relevant theories, models, and/or empirical research to drive the analysis and to inform the design of solutions.
  • Apply design approaches and methodologies for designing HRD interventions.
  • Apply basic consultancy skills, including effective, professional communication with the client.

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.

Deelnemende opleiding: Pre-master EST
  • 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.

Previous knowledge can be gained by
Self study package EST
Resources for self study
Participating study
Master Educational Science and Technology
Required materials
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
Recommended materials
Course material
Additional optional materials may be announced prior to the start of the course (via Canvas)
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Exam EDU

Exam HRD

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