Module 3 | Playing with authority

How do you address a student when something goes wrong? How do you make the group more active? Or get the attention when you want to give a plenary explanation?

Course description

If you want the attention from your group, or need to intervene when something does not go the way you want, you need to show authority. However, giving the authority away is equally important, if you want your students to take the lead for example. What you, as a teacher, can do to give away and take back authority is the core of this module. After this module, you will know how to do this and what the effects of it are.

Target group

All modules are open for everyone who is teaching at the FNWI, so for example for teachers 3 and 4, tutors and teaching assistants (PhD’s and student assistants). This module is compulsory for TA’s (student-assistants and PhD’s) and is part of the DOP for teachers 4. 
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Course duration

  • 2 hours

When and how?

  • 13 October 2020 | 15:00 – 17:00 | On campus
  • 12 November 2020 | 13:00 – 15:00 | Online
  • 8 December 2020 | 13:00 – 15:00 | On campus
  • 18 January 2020 | 13:00 – 15:00 | On campus


Some modules will be taught on location, some online via Zoom. Two weeks before the start of a module you will receive an invitation with more details. If you are interested in this course, please register here.