How can you as a lecturer motivate students to come to class prepared and to actively participate? How can you make your classes more challenging and appealing for students? How do you choose a suitable and effective teaching method from among all those available? And how can you employ these methods successfully in your teaching and make it fun at the same time?
In this interactive course, participants will tackle these questions, learning about various forms of active learning for both small groups and lectures.
This course is for lecturers who want to integrate more active learning methods to boost students’ motivation and step up the learning process.
- small-scale, active and interactive;
- room to work on teaching practice;
- room for reflection and feedback.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- substantiate which factors contribute to students’ motivation;
- explain how active learning methods contribute to an active and in-depth learning process;
- select specific active learning methods suited to a course and learning objectives;
- successfully apply active learning methods.
The course consists of two sessions. The first session is four hours and focuses on factors that contribute to students’ motivation and learning process. Participants are encouraged to make substantiated choices about which active learning methods to use in their own teaching. The
second session is three hours and focuses on reflection and discussing initial experiences using active learning methods in the classroom. Between the sessions, participants can practise using the new teaching methods in the classroom. The course instructor will also be available between sessions to give feedback.
This course is offered by the UvA.
Autumn 2019 (Dutch)
11 October, 10:00-14:00, and 1 November, 10:00-13:00
Autumn 2019 (English)
7 November, 10:00-14:00, and 28 November, 10:00-13:00
All locations at the UvA; details to follow.
Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org