Netherlands, Nijmegen

How to Become an Excellent Lecturer?

when 1 August 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 490

This course covers a range of topics regarding higher education in an international context at a university in the Netherlands. The uniqueness of this course is that you will put theory into practice, so that you can effectively familiarize yourself with different teaching approaches. It focuses on student-centred teaching approaches, which improve both your performance as a teacher, and students' learning. Also, the course is set up as an interactive teaching and learning environment, allowing you to learn through engaging tasks with individuals who have different background and level of experience in teaching.

During this courses’ interactive meetings, you will become familiar with the educational principles that lead to effective learning, such as constructive alignment between assessment, student's activities and teacher's activities, as well as useful innovative tools for teaching and designing courses. Moreover, you will learn how to design effective and meaningful assignments for your (future) students and become acquainted with educational skills to improve your performance as a teacher, such as tips on activating students during classroom meetings.

It is also worth mentioning that you will get practical experience implementing ICT in your teaching process. Further, there will be mutual feedback between you and your fellow participants regarding tasks that are carried out during this course. Constructive peer feedback can make students' products or behaviour more effective.

The interactive profile of this course also allows room for discussing your experiences and your perspectives on higher education in teaching with fellow participants.

Course leader

Dr. N.P. Vergunst
Head of the Department of Educational Support
Radboud University

Target group

Master and PhD-students that would like to become university teachers and develop their teaching skills. The course addresses novice and experienced university teachers, including post-docs and other university professionals.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- adjust your teaching and learning activities to the intended learning outcomes of the course and the assessment tasks.
- write activating assignments.
- provide oral and written feedback following guidelines of constructive feedback.
- use teaching methods to effectively make use of the students activity in a classroom environment.

Fee info

EUR 490: The course fee includes the registration fee, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.

10% discount for early bird applicants. The early bird deadline is 1 April 2016.
15% discount for students and PhD candidates from Radboud University and partner universities.
EUR 195: Housing (optional)