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Stenden University of Applied science is a state-funded professional university in the north of the Netherlands. The University is the product of the merger in 2008 of Hogeschool Drenthe and Christelijke Hogeschool Nederland. Stenden University of Applied science has more than 11000 students. Wikipedia.


Schuringa E.,Forensic Psychiatric Center Dr n Mesdag | Spreen M.,Forensic Psychiatric Center Dr n Mesdag | Spreen M.,Stenden University of Applied Sciences | Bogaerts S.,Forensic Psychiatric Center Dr n Mesdag | Bogaerts S.,Leuven Institute of Criminology and Forensic Psychiatric Center
Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice | Year: 2014

In this study, the Instrument for Forensic Treatment Evaluation (IFTE) is introduced. The IFTE includes 14 dynamic items of the risk assessment scheme HKT-R and eight items specifically related to the treatment of forensic psychiatric patients. The items are divided over three factors: protective behavior, problematic behavior and resocialization skills. Inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability ranged from moderate to almost perfect in a Dutch population of 232 forensic patients. Factor analysis largely confirmed the factor structure. The IFTE is evaluated to be a reliable routine outcome monitoring instrument for supporting and indicating inpatient forensic psychiatric treatment evaluations and processes. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source


Lashley C.,Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes | Year: 2013

Purpose: This paper aims to argue that hospitality educators need to develop courses that move away from the somewhat restricted programmes concerned almost exclusively with subjects deemed to be relevant to hospitality management. A more explicit concern with developing students' intellectual abilities will better serve both the industry and them as individuals. Fundamentally engagement with the study of hospitality through an array of science and social science disciplines will secure a more substantial foundation on which to study for hospitality management. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reflects a number of pieces of research into the nature of hospitality management education and dominant learning styles on these programmes. It goes on to argue that programmes need to be designed to extend the curriculum beyond immediate management of hospitality business operations. Findings: The paper argues that program design of hospitality management has tended to be dominated by a kind of tyranny of relevance where content has been almost exclusively focused on preparation for the world of work and careers in the management of hospitality operations. This dominant pragmatic agenda has been further compounded by the predominant activist learning styles of students. Without dismissing the need for programmes to prepare graduates for careers in the industry, it goes on to argue that program content should also aim to prepare participants to be critical thinkers by exposing them to content informed by social science. Research limitations/implications: The paper advocates streams of study to be built into these programmes informed by social sciences and developing critical thinking. Practical implications: The paper provides an analytical model to assist program designers and managers in developing participants who are philosophical practitioners. Originality/value: The paper provides a model for understanding the principles needed to be used in the design of programmes in hospitality © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source


Folmer A.,Stenden University of Applied Sciences | Haartsen T.,University of Groningen | Huigen P.P.P.,University of Groningen
Human Dimensions of Wildlife | Year: 2013

Interest in understanding emotional bonds with protected areas has been growing. However, attention has hardly been focused on the role of wildlife in emotional bonding. Our research first explored the relationship between the perceived importance of seeing wildlife and emotional attachment to a protected area, the Dutch Wadden Sea Area. Second, we investigated to what extent this relationship was driven by behavioral connections with nature, and sociodemographics. Results of our survey (n = 211) revealed that the perceived importance of seeing birds contributed directly to emotional attachment. The perceived importance of seeing seals and small marine wildlife contributed indirectly, via behavioral connections with nature. In addition, our results showed that behavioral connections with nature affected emotional attachment more than the perceived importance of seeing wildlife and respondents' sociodemographics. Consequences for natural resource managers are discussed. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source


Hartman S.,University of Groningen | Hartman S.,Stenden University of Applied Sciences | De Roo G.,University of Groningen
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy | Year: 2013

Regions can become 'locked' into a spatial-economic development trajectory, thereby losing their capacity to adapt to spatial dynamics. This is in contrast to those regions that seem to be able to reinvent themselves by adapting to processes that drive spatial change, deviating from past development trajectories and giving rise to nonlinearity. This paper focuses on the influence that spatial planning has on stimulating as well as frustrating such nonlinear development. On the basis of an analysis of the development trajectory of the Wadden Sea Region, we clarify the relationship between spatial planning, lock-in situations, and the coming about of nonlinear development trajectories. For conceptual support on nonlinearity we turn to the complexity sciences. This assists us to reflect on planning strategies, and we discuss how spatial planning can contribute to managing emergent nonlinearity. Source


Pomp L.,Stenden University of Applied Sciences | Spreen M.,FPC Dr. S. van Mesdag | Bogaerts S.,University of Tilburg | Volker B.,University Utrecht
Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice | Year: 2010

Social network factors are usually not accounted for in the clinical practice of risk assessment/management.This article introduces a social network analysis as an instrument to systematically chart the relationships and personal networks of forensic psychiatric patients. During the period 2005 to 2007, the so-called Forensic Social Network Analysis (FSNA) was developed in a Dutch forensic psychiatric hospital. A case study describes the FSNA concepts and shows the benefits of using FSNA as a practical tool for assessment and management of individual risk behavior. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

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