How to support faculty in educational innovation


  • Riemke van der Meer
  • Marjolein van der Moolen



NHL Stenden has developed and is now implementing a new educational concept, called Design Based Education (DBE). DBE requires faculty to adopt and apply a new vision on education, which implies new roles, and therefore new competences and a new mindset. The question is how to support faculty in developing this new mindset and these new competences. Here it is important to focus on personal beliefs and behaviors to really achieve the desired educational innovation. A specific way of learning aimed at designing and implementing the new educational concept as a team in which faculty learn inquisitively in communities, like students in education, could be an answer to this. Management must facilitate this in terms of time and coaching.