Comenius Leadership Fellow Grant

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens

Budget: 249,760 € 

Duration: 2018-2021

How can we develop, offer and assess transdisciplinary education which contributes to making students ‘leading academics’ in society, i.e. societal ‘game changers’? As our world is changing rapidly society rightfully demands educators who are able to transcend the (real and unreal) boundaries of education as we know this today. Migration, changing economic models, blockchain, the rise of the commons, equity, and a shifting political landscape are complex societal issues that demand adaptability and future thinking. The talents we educate need to be able to navigate amidst uncertainties on the labour market. The Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab (RASL) is a unique constellation bridging the divide between visual and performative arts and sciences. RASL strives to be an innovative catalyst in the field of higher transdisciplinary education by rethinking and reimaging the way we educate today and in the future. This project develops a Transdisciplinary Teacher Programme and a RASL Compositions Module for students. By setting up an accompanying research and evaluation line we want to ensure dissemination of our insights and lessons learned.