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#13 Lynn Van den Broeck from KUL Belgium on lifelong learning

Season 2, Ep. 6

Welcome to the final episode of Season 2 of the SEFI podcast! We focus on lifelong learning (LLL), something which we hope this podcast supports!

 

We speak to Dr Lynn Van den Broeck, a postdoctoral researcher from the Engineering Technology Education Research Group (ETHER) in KU Leuven, who has been studying LLL as part of her role co-ordinating the European TRAINengPDP project. Lynn is able to draw upon her background in Chemical Engineering Technology, alongside her research interests in professional competencies education, educational professionalisation, teaching assistant training, study guidance, effectiveness and efficiency of educational interventions, and feedback.


Show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2023/08/21/podcast-season-2-episode-6-european-engineering-educators-is-online/

 

Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about how we can help students become lifelong learners.

 

Timestamps

0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode

0.19 Podcast Intro

0.34 Experiences of LLL from Natalie and Neil

2.18 Lynn’s Background

4.53 KU Leuven

5.54 Defining LLL

8.17 LLL within engineering education

9.29 Why is LLL important?

10.07 What role do educators play?

11.04 Aims of TRAINengPDP project 

12.20 LLL interventions

14.58 Comparing the use of different types of intervention

16.27 Learning from the medical field

17.13 How are interventions linked to LLL competencies?

18.28 Self-regulation

19.29 Developing self regulation within an engineering context

21.00 How have findings from scoping review been used in programme design?

24.12 How do we ensure interventions are effective?

27.46 Student attitudes towards LLL

29.58 Assessment of LLL

31.36 What is next for the project?

33.12 Final advice from Lynn

35.07 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil.

 

Resources:

 

Project web page

https://iiw.kuleuven.be/english/trainengpdp

Scoping review

https://kuleuven.limo.libis.be/discovery/search?query=any,contains,lirias3899177&tab=LIRIAS&search_scope=lirias_profile&vid=32KUL_KUL:Lirias&foolmefull=1

ASEE study

https://www.asee.org/publications/ASEE-Publications/ASEE-Reports

 

For other work mentioned, see below:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2019.1671810

https://doi.org/10.1080/02601371003700584

https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012109890-2/50031-7

 

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Written and produced by Neil Cooke and Natalie Wint.

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