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  • 1. Project-based & Competence based education Jacques Bazen School of Business, Building and Technology Saxion University of Applied Sciences For Time2Teach forum in Russia, October 2013
  • 2. Overview 1. The importance of project based education 2. How it works 3. Opportunities/Risks 4. Some examples
  • 3. The importance of project-based education Why we at Saxion felt our education system needed to change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
  • 4. The importance of project-based education • As educational model for our study programs we use the Action-learning principle • Both lecturers and students work on real life projects (lecturer has also role of coach) • Needs constant reflection also by the lecturer about application of theory in practice: paradigm change for lecturing Effectivity of learning methods
  • 5. How it works: Theoretical Background • As theoretical model for the teaching itself, we use the “Four stages of competence model”, attributed to Abraham Maslow. • Learning any skill develops in four stages: – – – – Unconscious incompetence Conscious incompetence Conscious competence Unconscious competence
  • 6. How it works: Theoretical background • To move from one learning stage to the next, we adopted the Experiential learning model by David A. Kolb - Concrete experience (and conceptualization of abstract ideas) - Active experimentation (and reflective observation)
  • 7. How it works: steps • The student gets only basic knowledge during classes in the university. • In the first year, students have to work on a student business project Multus • Relatively strong guidance of lecturers
  • 8. How it works: steps • In the later study years, still students are taught basic knowledge in classes. • But complete their learning experience by doing practical projects for companies, eg.: - customer satisfaction research - marketing plan - improvement of logistics - product cost calculation • The graduation thesis can be a company assignment or own business plan
  • 9. Opportunities/Risks Opportunities: • Students have more freedom to choose their own study path and specialization by selecting practical projects • Prepares students for starting their own business • The best teaching method for students who prefer “learning-by-doing” (Accommodating learning style according to David A. Kolb)
  • 10. Opportunities/Risks Challenges: • Lecturers must have good coaching capacities, otherwise it becomes a mess • Students are working on real projects, so companies expect real result… • Students and universities have to deal with confidential information… • Functioning of this model requires mutual trust between university, student and company
  • 11. Overview Basic knowledge aquired during classes Student Graduation Practical knowledge aquisition, becoming more and more complex
  • 12. Practical examples Student Graduation at Business Development team
  • 13. Dutch-Russian Autumn Business School • Other example of action based learning: • From 30 September to 4 October, the 1st Dutch-Russian Autumn Business School took place at Herzen State Pedagogical University. • Practical based study program, students were doing research for the Dutch company Matel Metaal that would like to be active on the Russian Market.
  • 14. Dutch-Russian Autumn Business School The Autumn school was organized in collaboration with: - Herzen University + Saxion University of applied Sciences - Dutch & Russian ministries of Foreign affairs, within the framework of the bilateral year - Russian Federation of women with higher education - World Trade Center Twente - Matel Metaal company More information at: http://schoolmanag.herzen.spb.ru
  • 15. More information In case you would like to know more detailed information, please don’t hesitate to send me a message: Jacques Bazen Lecturer/researcher Entrepreneurship & Regional Economic Development M.H. Tromplaan 28 7513 AB Enschede, tel. +31534871488 e-mail: j.c.bazen@saxion.nl
  • 16. Thank you for your attention!