Best of The Netherlands: The Team master Transition in Education with Technology, a new way of professional development.
Friday, June 29 11:15-11:45 AM Location: De Dam 1
Abstract: Although Dutch education is doing well internationally, it is generally understood that more teachers with a master degree are needed to continue to improve the quality of education. Unfortunately, experience and research both show that individual master programs generally contribute little to sustainable school development. This is why Lucas Onderwijs and Leiden University of Applied Sciences have developed a new post initial master and a new concept for master programs: the Team master Transition in Education with Technology. Not just one teacher, but multiple teachers plus the school leader participate in the Team master. The goal of the Team master is to educate (teacher)leaders in their ability to bring about sustainable change in education. The participants learn by guiding an educational transition in their own school. As such, the master contributes directly to the development of the school. In order to realize this school- specific transition, the master has an half-open course program with generic content such as team development, transition, research and technology. School-specific content - linked to their own transitional question - is determined throughout the course of the program. Although the participants bring about the transition as a school team, they individually obtain the master degree. Therefor evaluative assignments are completed on an individual and/or group level.