Grassroots: improve and innovate teaching at the Faculty of Science

During the academic year 2014/15 the UvA Education Expertise Group offers students and teachers the possibility to execute Grassroots projects. Deadline for application is on September 2. Join the group of lecturers and students who have this way enriched many courses using ICT and contributed to the improvement of education at the UvA in general.

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Grassroots are small-scale, accessible ICT projects, from which the results immediately can be implemented in education. Grassroots are a great example of introducing and testing new techniques in education.

Grassroots projects 2014-2015

During the academic year 2014/15 the UvA Education Expertise Group offers students and teachers the possibility to execute Grassroots projects. Enrollment is already started.

Individual teachers and students can submit a proposal for Grassroots projects. For each Grassroot the budget is no more than €1000,- Besides individual Grassroots projects, departments can request financial aid for a program of 5-10 combined Grassroots.
The ICTO-FNWI will prepare a proposal for (at least) one Grassroots program. In August ICTO-FNWI will present an idea about it and invite the Faculty of science lecturers to join it.

How to apply for Grassroots projects?

To apply for the Grassroots project you need to fill in the application form and submit your application before September 2nd 2014.

You are most welcome to contact ICTO-FNWI for any questions and for feedback on your Grassroots project proposal and later on when your proposal is granted. In the case of more lecturers with a similar idea’s ICTO-FNWI will organize collaboration between the projects or a joint grassroots program and give additional support.
Contact: Natasa Brouwer, coordinator ICTO-FNWI (natasa.brouwer@uva.nl).

Schedule

  • 02-9-2014    Deadline for submitting application formats (at 12.00 o’clock) at Grassroots@uva.nl
  • 17-9-2014    Assessment of applications by a selection committee
  • 18-9-2014    Participants will be notified, formal start date of the Grassroots
  • 25-9-2014    Start meeting of the Grassroots (15.00)

Download Grassroots flyer in English or in Dutch.

More information can be found on the Grassroots website: uva.nl/grassroots

See UvA Grassroots blog http://ict-innovatie.uva.nl/category/grassroots/

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