Masterclass – Maastricht University

Design Thinking and Making: A Masterclass for Educators and Professionals in the Creative and Cultural Industries


What: A masterclass exploring the  IGNITE curriculum for MA teaching, lifelong learning & professional development.
Where:  Maastricht University, The Netherlands
How: To apply, please register your interest via the Google Form (Registration has been closed)
Who:  Educators and heritage professionals and those supporting the heritage sector in teaching and training, professional development, and lifelong learning
: 3-5 March 2020

Masterclass Description

Do you teach students who intend to pursue careers in the GLAM, Cultural Tourism, or Heritage sectors? Are you a professional in any of these sectors (or who supports these sectors) with an education brief?

Are you interested in exploring how digital storytelling can be leveraged in reaching new audiences?  Do you want to understand how technologies like augmented reality and 3D modelling can enhance the user experience?  Do you feel your organisation should be co-developing new exhibitions with (rather than for) the public? Do you want new methods, techniques, and tools to generate ideas, for brainstorming or for collaborative creation? Then this masterclass is for you.


This Masterclass will explore the challenges and opportunities of preparing students or current professionals for and in careers in which understanding how to embed creative, interactive, and user-focussed technologies into everyday activities is as crucial as the more traditional skills we teach.

These themes will be explored within the context of the IGNITE curriculum <>, a suite of courses delivered through #dariahTeach and designed for online, blended and flipped classrooms, workshops, or life-long learning activities.

An objective of the Masterclass is to provide each participant with strategies for integrating these methods, technologies, and skills into their teaching practice (for educators) or to create educational opportunities for current professionals (for those already working in the sector).

Generous funding is available for all participants from EU Member States traveling to Maastricht. The Masterclass will be limited to c. 15 people. Participants will receive a bursary upon receipt of invoices of up to  €600 for international participants and €250 for those traveling to Maastricht by train or car. Please note that only participants from EU member states can be reimbursed. All meals and coffee breaks, during the Masterclass will be covered by the central budget. Bursaries are only available to individuals living in EU member states.

Accommodation:  Hotel Au Quartier

Travel Information is available via this link