Innovative education: integrating a new educational concept and e-learning.

W.M.G. Jochems

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    Abstract

    Innovation is a keystone at UNESCO-IHE both as one of the qualities of expertise in the water sector that it teaches its students and in its own approach to training delivery. In its mission of providing trained water profession als equipped with real expertise and committed to life-long learning, the institute highlights problem-based learning as the optimal method for achieving these goals. Careful research has gone into the design and sequence of the program, and into the adjustments required by the teachers and coaches of the students, so that high quality outcomes are assured and professionally assessed. The addition of e-learning allows even closer linkages to be developed between the learning students do in the "resi dential" setting with that accomplished through projects in the field, thus enhancing both information and communication as well as enabling the creation of e-portfolios for accumulated work storage and assessment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium: Water for a changing world: developing lokal knowledge and capacity, 13-15 Juni 2007, Delft, Holland
    EditorsG. Alaerts, N. Dickinson
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
    Pages281-285
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-47757-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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