Postgraduate education: Radboud University is good at it. Almost all faculties provide postgraduate education. Each year there are many trainees and millions of euros are involved. The social importance of lifelong development is increasingly recognized and politicians are considering making it a statutory task for universities. That means opportunities and challenges.
Postgraduate education should ideally answer questions from the market/society. This requires a demand-driven approach. The questions are often complex and need to be addressed from multiple disciplines. How do we deal with this in a good way? Is this attractive to teachers or do they feel they are losing control / autonomy in their own field? Are they primarily interested in developing continuous curricula after the master's or are they also motivated to offer relatively short modules that can be deployed ad hoc?
Postgraduate teaching is fun. Adult trainees who practice your discipline in their professional practice are an engaging audience from whom you can learn a lot yourself. The practical experience comes back to the program and can feed both teaching and research of the lecturer. At the same time, offering such education is not always easy for teachers. How do you fit it into a full job that is already plagued by workload? How do you fit it into a career where research and bringing in grants for it is still valued more than designing and teaching? Could you serve initial and post-initial trainees at the same time?
The lifelong development dialogue session will discuss it all. Stop by and join the conversation.
The dialogue session will take place in room 01.139 of the Grotius Building.
The session starts at 12:30. Walk-in is from 12:15.