Webinar: Challenge-based Education at Wageningen University & Research

4TU.CEE started a webinar series on challenge-based-education at the four Technical Universities in the Netherlands. This series will explore the many forms and variants of challenge-based education. Next up in the series is WUR.

Organisator 4TU.CEE

wo 19 mei 2021 09:30 tot 11:00

Wageningen has a variety of challenges. While some of these challenges take place within the curriculum, many of them are extracurricular. During this webinar we will zoom in on one such an extracurricular challenge, namely the Rethink Protein Challenge. We will discuss how these extracurricular challenges come about and how they are organized. By using the Rethink Protein example, we will give a clear idea on what these extracurricular challenges look like.

To make the link between these extracurricular challenges and the curriculum, the WUR has developed a parallel course “Student Challenge” in which students work on the own learning goals (related to the “I”, “WE” and “IT”) for a challenge. This optional course can be followed alongside an (extra)curricular challenge, and provides students with 12 ECTS. The course focuses on the students’ personal, professional and team development and allows for individual learning paths. It consists of coaching, intervision, experimentation and reflection activities. One of the coaches of this course will take you along in the setup of this course, and gives an insight into how this works in practice.

During this webinar, a student following both the Rethink Protein and the parallel coaching course will give her experiences with both these educational experiences.


09.30 - 09.40 Introduction: CBL@WUR: examples, variants and ambitions. Perry den Brok (chair 4TU.CEE)
09.40 - 10.00 Extracurricular challenges, and the exemplary Rethink Protein Challenge: Why, what and how + discussion. Name to be announced later
10.00 - 10.10 The student challenge parallel course: Facilitating students’ personal and professional development during a challenge. Yvette Baggen
10.10 - 10.20 The student experience. Story of a student participating in both the Rethink Protein Challenge as well as the parallel coaching course
10.20 - 10.30 Questions on the Student Challenge Coaching Course. Name to be announced later
10.30 - 11.00 Interactive Plenary discussion. Judith Gulikers