Meaningful learning through the eyes of practitioner researchers

At the EAPRIL Conference 2019 held in Tartu – Estonia up to 500 participants were encouraged to reflect on the theme of “Meaningful learning in different settings”. Meaningful learning, which is considered to involve a critical and deep learning approach, and being rich in creating links and connections, has often been set against rote learning.…

In Search of the Holy Grail

NOMINATED PROJECT FOR THE 2019 BEST RESEARCH & PRACTICE PROJECT AWARD “Competence Oriented Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Essentials” What is the essence of good teaching in contemporary higher education? To answer this question, a small self-study guide for higher education teachers with a focus on outcome orientation and learner orientation was produced.…

In Finland everyone is needed

In Finland everyone is needed By Anna Koster (translated by Malu Zachte-Schenkels), Clusius College, The Netherlands In November 2017 a group of Clusius College colleagues travelled to Finland to attend the EAPRIL conference about educational research. It was an impressive, inspirational and instructive week, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The first day we split up…