Netherlands, Middelburg

Excellent Learning Through Teaching Excellence

when 23 June 2014 - 26 June 2014
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1840

In this course we aim to address the issues that allow experienced teachers to become excellent teachers. In order to do that we will look into the principles of course design, syllabus design and course initiation, presentation and implementation. As well into the nonverbal aspects of excellent teaching, such as voice and speech. An essential aspect of excellent teaching is that teachers and students establish a highly fruitful working relationship. This highly exclusive seminar is a cooperation between University College Roosvelt and the Harvard University 'Derek Bok Center'.

Course leader

Dr. René Diekstra

Target group

The program is especially designed for senior teachers and senior instructors at educational institutions.

Course aim

After completing this course, instructors will be able to:

1. Independently design a high-quality, excellent learning enhancing and engaging course which has a clear place within the curriculum:

a. position the course within the curriculum b. develop a course manual which provides students with a clear overview of the course c. develop appropriate assessment methods for the course d. design appropriate in-class educational activities

2. Develop a productive working relationship with students (i.e., creating a safe place in the classroom)

a. Establish the rules of engagement in the classroom b. Exchange positive and constructive feedback with students c. Create a relaxed atmosphere (e.g. by means of humour, personal anecdotes) d. Convey to the students your concern for them as individuals e. Stimulate students to take responsibility for their own learning

3. Foster learning by using a variety of educational activities.

4. Foster learning by continuously and actively gathering and using student feedback

5. Improve their teaching through student feedback

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1840: • € 1840 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 1695 - Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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