In a preceding case study, a process-focused demand-driven approach for organising flexible educational programmes in higher professional education (HPE) was developed. Operations management and instructional design contributed to designing a flexible educational model by means of discrete-event simulation. Educational experts validated the model and evaluated its practical value and possible impact on education. It was concluded that the flexible educational model offers a valid representation of HPE institutes in The Netherlands and can contribute to the flexibility and innovation of educational programmes.

Educational model, Expert validation, Higher education, Operational flexibility, Organisation of education, Professional education, Simulation,
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Schellekens, A, Paas, G.W.C, Verbraeck, A, & van Merriënboer, J.J.G. (2010). Flexible programmes in higher professional education: Expert validation of a flexible educational model. Innovations in Education and Teaching International (Print), 47(3), 283–294. doi:10.1080/14703297.2010.498179