Walter Jansen (W.)
Walter Jansen (Maastricht, 1982) is Sr. Coordinator Education Innovation at EDLAB (UM). Before his current position Walter has been a tutor in the European Studies BA programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UM. He has furthermore worked at the UM-India office in Bangalore, India for one year where he has been involved in student recruitment and the facilitation of research collaboration. On 1 April 2015, EDLAB (the UM institute for Education Innovation) has been installed and since then Walter coordinates UM-wide education innovation projects. Next to that, he is a tutor and mentor in the BA European Studies.
Within Maastricht University’s Problem-based learning (PBL) environment Walter designs, coordinates and assists in the implementation of university-wide innovation projects. EDLAB also aims to deliver internal and external educational consults in the field of PBL, active and student-centered education. In this capacity Walter has gained particular expertise in themes such as PBL & CCCS (collaborative, constructive, contextual and self-directed learning), global citizenship education, international classroom, group work assessment, constructive alignment and research skills in PBL. He is particularly interested in the history, role and conceptualisation of Bildung in higher education. On a process level he is interested in improving ways to achieve sustainable implementation of innovation and develop strategies for institutional education innovation.