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Leisure Lab for Resilient City Wins Comenius Teaching Fellows Grant!

Willem de Kooning Academy
Sat 30 Mar

We are very proud to announce that Maarten Jan van ‘t Oever’s project Het Leisure Lab voor de Veerkrachtige Stad (Leisure Lab for Resilient City) has been honoured with Comenius Teaching Fellows 2019 grant!

The Leisure Lab for the Resilient City responds to the increasing densification of the urban environment and social issues such as gentrification, super-diversity and mass tourism. The Lab is set up with partners who are experts in the field of public space and urban development and are connected to the city. Students work with Participatory Action Research methods. The aim is an educational model for urban development and public space that will serve as an example for other programmes and cities. The Lab is a classroom in the city that is an integral part of the curriculum.

About Comenius programme. The Comenius programme stimulates innovation in Dutch higher education. The grants and fellowships enable professionals in higher education to implement their ideals and ideas in practice. By facilitating a wide range of educational innovations each year, the programme contributes to the improvement of Higher Education in the Netherlands. Furthermore, by demonstrably valuing excellent and inspired teaching, the ministry of education is keen to contribute to more variety in the careers of teachers and researchers at universities and universities of applied sciences. For details, visit the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) website.


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