Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers 40,000 students a challenging learning environment in which they can become a professional with meaning for our society. However, developing a curriculum that reflects a study programme's vision of good education is complex. A curriculum quickly becomes too full and incoherent. Well-thought-out choices based on a shared vision can bring peace of mind and, as a result, greater learning gains and study success.
The lectorates objective is to develop, through practice-based research and professionalisation, more knowledge about the design and development of study and teaching curricula, in which students are given (and take!) the best possible opportunities for a good start on the labour market and/or follow-up study. Curricula that have made students aware of how much fun and how important it is to keep developing yourself, also after graduation. We look beyond the content of a curriculum. Attention is paid to assessment, didactics, educational leadership and collective learning. Examples of forms of collaboration that have already been initiated are the programme Grip on Study Success and the establishment of a learning network of educational advisors.
''This lectorate not only offers us wonderful opportunities to jointly frame and strengthen the substantive knowledge base on curriculum development within Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Above all, it gives us room to make connections and organise meetings between study programmes, educational advisers, professors and departments. For me, this connecting role is the core of the professorship. When I look at who I can work with in the coming years, I am confident that we will realise impact with this lectorate''Integral Curriculum Development