Workshop: Thesis labs: a transformative learning environment?

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Saskia Ruijsink
Co-Author Saskia Ruijsink Ilse Markensteijn Elise Blondel
Description Are you interested in transformative learning experiences and do you want to contribute to making transformative learning environments even more transformative? We present the thesis lab, a place where students from different disciplines and universities work on a transformative learning experience in practice. And we will assess with you on how we can best evaluate and improve this transformative learning approach.
Topic Co-creative, transformative learning environments
Format Research lab
Bio Saskia Ruijsink is an urban professional focusing on urban inter- and transdisciplinary approaches. In September 2021 she started as the scientific coordinator of the Cities Hub, a knowledge and innovation hub at the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE CfS). She is based at the faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. Saskia is passionate about bringing perspectives and stakes together while keeping a focus on the urban justice dimension in urban sustainability, some key-words are: urban justice, sustainability, innovation, co-creation, transdisciplinarity, participation and multi-stakeholder processes, placemaking, and urban and regional planning and development. In her role as Cities Hub coordinator she is engaged as a lead initiator in establishing a network of researchers and practitioners around a transdisciplinary research agenda about the Doughnut Economy in Zuid Holland. She worked in the urban field for more than 15 years before joining the LDE CfS Cities Hub: first as consultant focusing on the Netherlands and later as lecturer, trainer and researcher on integrated urban planning in an international environment at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.