ERIC Number: ED208696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Research and Development in European Higher Education: The Netherlands.
van der Klauw, C. F., Ed.; And Others
Information is presented concerning the European Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (EARDHE) and educational research and development occurring at the universities in the Netherlands. Additionally, perspectives on how university teachers in Hamburg, Germany, can improve their teaching methods are considered. The goals and past activities of EARDHE, its history, and future direction in terms of international conferences, seminars and workshops, reports on research and development in European education, and its international directory of research and development workers in higher education are described in an article by Ulrich Peter Ritter. A. I. Vroeijenstijn discusses educational research and development at the universities in the Netherlands and outlines the function of the centres for Research into and Development of University Education (R.W.O.-centres). The primary task of the R.W.O.-centres, which are the responsibility of the separate universities, is focused on the teaching field. Activities include evaluation of aspects of the educational system (e.g., evaluation of lectures, tutorship), testing problems, and statistical analyses of student data (e.g., student retention). The functions of the Association for Research and Development in Higher Education in the Netherlands, the Central Bureau for Research into University Education, the Working Community (Werkgemeenschap), and relationships among the agencies and with the government are addressed. Activities at 10 universities in the Netherlands are outlined. The situation in West Germany with regard to training for university teachers is addressed by Ludwig Huber. Information on the Institute for Education Technology at the University of Surrey in England is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Testing, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Instructional Improvement, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Teaching Methods, Testing Problems
European Association for Research and Development in Higher Education, Senckenberganlage 31, D-6000 Frankfurt, West Germany.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Association for Research and Development in Higher Education, Frankfurt (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; West Germany