Bringing student and city together. That is what we aim for with the EnschedeLAB. And we also know that this does not happen automatically. At least: not if we also aim for a learning effect. That’s why we need you, teacher. To enthuse students, to strengthen your own subject, or to participate in the EnschedeLAB yourself!
REAL LIFE ISSUES
FOR A MAXIMUM
LEARNING EFFECT ON YOUR STUDENTS
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The EnschedeLAB offers opportunities to work together on social issues. One way we do that is by organizing a ‘nano-challenge’ every quartile. Such a nano-challenge lasts a total of four to six half-days, spread over four to six weeks, in which several groups of 4-6 students from different institutions learn to work together in a multidisciplinary way.
We offer them a ‘crash course’ in design thinking, according to the Responsible Futuring approach of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. In addition, people learn more about the issue at hand, and how to get things moving. And they set to work themselves to arrive at some well-considered solutions. In ‘real life’, with the involvement of the people involved – and a real problem owner.
On the challenge page you can see which issues we have tackled so far, and which are open for the coming period. Does a student want to work with such a challenge outside of a nano-challenge? That too is possible! Some of the issues are suitable to tackle as a project, or to be part of an internship, minor project, graduation assignment or honors track. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities, if you know students – or if you think that the challenges of the EnschedeLAB fit well with the course you teach.
What can you mean?
Do you have a student for whom the EnschedeLAB is a good fit, or who is a good fit for the issue we are going to deal with? Or are you a teacher who would like to add something to the EnschedeLAB yourself? Then you are in the right place!
Do you have a student who wants more information for the EnschedeLAB or who wants to participate? Then there are contact persons per knowledge institution who know the possibilities of how the student, in whatever capacity, can be involved in the EnschedeLAB. They know how it works from an organizational and educational point of view. You can find these contacts here . They can match the student to the EnschedeLAB in an appropriate way.
If you see a topic where you would like to add something for the students, in any way, please contact us and we will discuss how you can get involved in the challenges .