Strengthening links between secondary schools and universities: the case of Utrecht University Harrie Eijkelhof Faculty of...
Outline <ul><li>Utrecht University & Faculty of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Links before 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty poli...
Location of Utrecht
Utrecht University  <ul><li>Founded in 1636 </li></ul><ul><li>Broad university with seven faculties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Faculty of Science  <ul><li>Six departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics and Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemist...
Links faculty-schools before 2003 <ul><li>Chairs in physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology education </li></ul><ul><l...
Faculty policy towards secondary  and bachelor education <ul><li>Increase the quantity and quality of bachelor students </...
New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul>
Junior College Utrecht <ul><li>Cooperation between Faculty of Science and 26 schools in the Utrecht region </li></ul><ul><...
Outreach Activities JCU <ul><li>New modules first taught in College by experts </li></ul><ul><li>Revised version trialled ...
Examples of  JCU modules <ul><li>Ice and climate </li></ul><ul><li>Geoscience </li></ul><ul><li>Complex currents </li></ul...
Main Experiences JCU <ul><li>Most students get excited by Junior College and start to make a real effort  </li></ul><ul><l...
New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in curriculum development in phy...
NLT (Advanced SMT) <ul><ul><li>Aims:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>challenging science oriented students (age 16-18) </...
New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in curriculum development in phy...
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul>
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sc...
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sc...
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sc...
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sc...
Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sc...
Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul>
Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruit...
Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruit...
Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruit...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Strengthening links between secondary schools and universities: the case of Utrecht University

1,138

Published on

Keynote by Harrie Eijkelhof (Utrecht University) at International Summit \"Dutch Experience\"

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,138
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Strengthening links between secondary schools and universities: the case of Utrecht University"

  1. 1. Strengthening links between secondary schools and universities: the case of Utrecht University Harrie Eijkelhof Faculty of Science Utrecht University
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Utrecht University & Faculty of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Links before 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty policy towards links with schools </li></ul><ul><li>Links after 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location of Utrecht
  4. 4. Utrecht University <ul><li>Founded in 1636 </li></ul><ul><li>Broad university with seven faculties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law and Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>29 000 students (bachelor and master) </li></ul><ul><li>7 000 staf members </li></ul><ul><li>www.uu.nl </li></ul>
  5. 5. Faculty of Science <ul><li>Six departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics and Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmaceutical Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seven bachelor programmes (2700 students) </li></ul><ul><li>35 Master programmes (1200 students) </li></ul><ul><li>15 Research Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>www.science.uu.nl </li></ul>
  6. 6. Links faculty-schools before 2003 <ul><li>Chairs in physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology education </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty years of curriculum development in mathematics and physics </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach of laboratory experiments in chemistry and physics (mobile and at campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of national two-day conferences for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Masterprogrammes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and informal education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and curriculum development </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Faculty policy towards secondary and bachelor education <ul><li>Increase the quantity and quality of bachelor students </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the quality of bachelor education </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to high quality science and mathematics education at secondary school level: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development of teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase the number of secondary teachers in science and mathematics </li></ul>
  8. 8. New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul>
  9. 9. Junior College Utrecht <ul><li>Cooperation between Faculty of Science and 26 schools in the Utrecht region </li></ul><ul><li>Involves 100 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>All science and math subjects taught at university (for two years, two days/week) </li></ul><ul><li>Regular curriculum Chem, Bio, Math, Phys and much more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>additional topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation in competitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research in university groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>excursion to CERN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School teachers and university staff involved </li></ul>
  10. 10. Outreach Activities JCU <ul><li>New modules first taught in College by experts </li></ul><ul><li>Revised version trialled in partner schools </li></ul><ul><li>Final version available for all schools in NL </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development activities for teachers of partner schools </li></ul><ul><li>Some modules will be taught at the university for a larger number of other students from partner schools </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples of JCU modules <ul><li>Ice and climate </li></ul><ul><li>Geoscience </li></ul><ul><li>Complex currents </li></ul><ul><li>Molecules in life </li></ul><ul><li>Life cycle of stars </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Diophantic equations </li></ul><ul><li>Particle physics </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =SEju70HOYQY </li></ul>
  12. 12. Main Experiences JCU <ul><li>Most students get excited by Junior College and start to make a real effort </li></ul><ul><li>(so far usually not their habit) </li></ul><ul><li>Students become more independent thinkers and gain a great deal of confidence </li></ul><ul><li>College study climate very important: mutually stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>85% opt for a science and technology study </li></ul><ul><li>(50% at UU, rest elsewhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Schools incorporate JCU materials and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>(if not: end of partnership) </li></ul>
  13. 13. New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in curriculum development in physics, chemistry, biology, math, NLT </li></ul>
  14. 14. NLT (Advanced SMT) <ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>challenging science oriented students (age 16-18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>showing current developments in science and technology in outside world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>offering view on science and technology careers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions from a variety of disciplines: Phys, Chem, Bio, Math, Comp Sc, Earth Sc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be taught by a team of teachers with a variety of backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 modules developed by mixed teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. JCU-modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.betavak-nlt.nl </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. New initiatives since 2003 <ul><li>Junior College Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in curriculum development in physics, chemistry, biology, math, NLT </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in a national PhD-programme for 20 science and math school teachers DUDOC </li></ul><ul><li>Masterclasses for pupils and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>30 students as school assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Regional support centre for school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>International summer school on science and math education research 17-21 August 2009 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School teachers remain up to date in their subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School curricula will become more dynamic </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School teachers remain up to date in their subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School curricula will become more dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are challenged by experiences at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are better prepared for higher education </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School teachers remain up to date in their subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School curricula will become more dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are challenged by experiences at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are better prepared for higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff remains up-to date on school teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could show enthusiasm for their fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could learn from experienced school teachers </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School teachers remain up to date in their subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School curricula will become more dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are challenged by experiences at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are better prepared for higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff remains up-to date on school teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could show enthusiasm for their fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could learn from experienced school teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University students could participate in innovative teaching at schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University students could consider to teach in schools </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Future of linking schools - universities <ul><li>Activities should be beneficial for all parties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School teachers remain up to date in their subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School curricula will become more dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are challenged by experiences at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils are better prepared for higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff remains up-to date on school teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could show enthusiasm for their fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University staff could learn from experienced school teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University students could participate in innovative teaching at schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University students could consider to teach in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovations in education depend on collaboration </li></ul>
  22. 22. Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul>
  23. 23. Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruitful as we face common challenges </li></ul>
  24. 24. Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruitful as we face common challenges </li></ul><ul><li>As we live in a common world we should share experiences across the globe </li></ul>
  25. 25. Learning from each other <ul><li>National exchange promoted by Platform </li></ul><ul><li>European exchange would be fruitful as we face common challenges </li></ul><ul><li>As we live in a common world we should share experiences across the globe </li></ul><ul><li>This meeting should facilitate the start of new exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Let us face our common future together </li></ul>

×