Who We Are

Enlarged view: Erik Jentges

The TI Lab is the D-MTEC hub for teaching innovation. It is a makerspace created by Dr Erik Jentges, Educational Developer and Programme Manager of the Lab.

Erik Jentges wants to drive innovation in learning and teaching. His work focuses on instructional design, peer learning, critical thinking skills and feedback literacy. As a collaboration partner and jury member of the Kickstart Accelerator EdTech Vertical, Erik enjoys exploring new didactic approaches and innovative learning platforms. He has presented and shared experiences from innovative D-MTEC courses at the 2018 Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) in Chicago, USA and the 2018 international Management and Organisational Behaviour Teaching Society (iMOBTS) conference in Maynooth, Ireland. In 2019, he participated in the Erasmus+ Staff Exchange Week at the TU Delft Extension School.

In 2019, Erik Jentges and Julian Kölbel (MIT Sloan School of Management / University of Zurich) were awarded the Management Teaching Review Best Pedagogical Contribution Award for the publication “The Six-Sentence Argument: Training Critical Thinking Skills Using Peer Review,” published in the Management Teaching Review Volume 3, Issue 2 (2018). 

Before joining ETH in 2015, Erik managed the Continuing Education Program at the University of Zurich’s Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) and worked as an independent strategy consultant for the Cantonal Integration Office in Zurich. From 2009 to 2012, he conducted research as a Postdoc at NCCR Democracy and as a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in “Media & Politics” at the University of Zurich. Erik completed his doctorate in sociology at Humboldt University Berlin in 2009 after graduating in social sciences from Humboldt and ENS de Cachan in Paris. For more than ten years he organised intercultural workshops and simulations with non-governmental organisations promoting international youth exchanges and adult education across Europe. Erik is an alumnus of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC, and a member of the AoM Management Education and Development (MED) Division and the external pageSwiss Faculty Development Network.

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