Celebration of the 2024 Comenius Prizes

Monday 1 July 2024, 3:45 pm - 5 pm

With a fellowship from the Comenius Program, teachers can make their educational innovation a reality. This year, Katrine Smiet and Edwin de Jong have both been awarded a Comenius Senior Fellowship, and that is worth celebrating. On Monday, July 1, between 16:00 and 17:00 we will put them in the spotlight in the teachers' lounge of the Radboud Teaching and Learning Center.

Academic leader of TLC Jan Bransen will talk to both award winners about their projects.


  • 15:45 - Walk-in with snacks and drinks in the TLC teachers' lounge 
  • 16:00 - Interview with Katrine and Edwin 
  • 16:35 - Honoring
  • 16:40 - Drinks and discussion
  • 17:00 - End of celebration

Registration is not required 

More on the projects

Katrine Smiet - Sites for Unlearning: Philosophy, Politics and Society

Students in the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics & Society call for a more diverse curriculum. The program becomes a "site for unlearning" in this action research project. Unlearning is a process in which dominant norms and practices are questioned to increase receptivity to other perspectives. Teachers and students work together in an Unlearning Collective using experimental, creative and arts-based methods to revise specific core subjects. The successful interventions are collected in a "Toolbox for Unlearning," which provides tools for other education professionals to also engage in the process of unlearning in their own contexts.

Edwin de Jong - Socially Engaged Learning (SEL): Active engagement and sustainable partnerships in higher education

The Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CAOS) program aims to develop a curriculum that is more responsive to societal challenges and increases students' intrinsic motivation to learn. With this Senior Fellowship, Edwin de Jong will develop and integrate a Socially Engaged Learning (MGL) methodology into the curriculum. Furthermore, he will promote "Real-World Learning" by establishing Academic Citizenship Labs (ACLs). In these, students actively participate in community-based learning. The emphasis is on sustainable collaboration between faculty, students and community partners with the goal of training engaged professionals who contribute to change and sustainable development.

Monday 1 July 2024, 3:45 pm - 5 pm

Registration is not required.