A TRAVEL REPORT FROM A HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE EXPLORING LEARNING IN COMPLEXITY.
A reflection from Maaike Huizing and Marleen van Dijk
Management in Healthcare is a BSc programme in the Hanze University in Groningen, the Netherlands. Part of the course is a learning unit called: It’s a wicked world of 5 European Credits. The aim of the course is to train the capability of students to understand, anticipate and act in congruence on the complexity of health care and the necessity to work towards a transition of health in the role of a manager.
This course is a context in which learning in complexity plays a major part and within the ECOLAH project it will be the environment where the concepts and learning units will be piloted. The course ran from September till November 2022, and we have been using the inspiration and concepts from learning in complexity for experiments in the class room.
We will be part of the Training, Teaching and Learning Activities (TTLA) and viewed this new learning unit “It’s a wicked world” as a case to experiment with the concepts discussed in the kick-off meeting of ECOLAH.
For this we formulated the following learning questions:
- can we design a learning space in the course Management in care what offers learning in complexity.
- How do we facilitate this learning?
This resulted in a travel report based on lessons learned we formulated as a kind of guided principles. We hope to discuss the lessons learned and some learning questions when we participate in ECOLAH’s capacity building (TTLA) in January 2023 in Bergen.