Professional growth
& wellbeing


Chantal gives a concise description of this sub-theme in the video below.

Description sub-theme

Here, we look at the professionalisation and learning outcomes of all those involved in the InnovationLab. We also examine to what extent the spatial environment contributes to this learning process.

Relationship to research question

This theme is linked to the first part of the main research question: What impact does the knowledge environment realised by Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT (FHICT) at Strijp TQ have on the student success and learning outcomes of students and teachers?
This topic falls under research line A: educational concept. In practice, there is much coherence with research lines B (knowledge creation and transfer) and C (spatial context).

Target audience

We surveyed all those directly involved in the InnovationLab on this sub-theme: students, lecturers, researchers and field partners.

Research methods

We collected both qualitative and quantitative data using the following methods:

  • In-depth interviews
  • Group interviews
  • Surveys
  • Participatory observation
  • Regular educational evaluations
  • Desk research

Insights and partial conclusions

In the InnovationLab, primarily the student is the learner. In addition, the concept gives teachers and work field partners opportunities to enhance their skills. This learning effect is still limited at present and a focus for the future.
The learning environment contributes to students' authentic learning through the professional office environment and working on real, meaningful practical issues. We also noted stressors in the environment that call for adaptation of spatial design and user behaviour.

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