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Starting to Teach

During this short beginner's course, you will be actively introduced to the basic didactical principles of guiding working groups, in order to take your first steps prepared.

    General

    Course content

    In this course, you will learn about the following topics, among others:

    • Your roles and responsibilities as an instructor.
    • Creating a safe (online) learning environment.
    • Intrinsic motivation (theory).
    • How to deal with challenging situations with students.
    • Feedback to and between students to support their learning.  
    • Active learning and activating teaching.

    Target group

    Starting academic teachers (e.g., teaching assistants, PhD-students, lecturer-4) who have little or no experience in guiding seminars and want to start teaching in a didactically informed way.

    Starting dates

    27 August 2024
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    27 August 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    29 August 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    01 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Deadline registration
    20 August 2024, 12 am
    Teacher(s)
    Noah Vetter
    Maximum number of participants
    16
    Unique code
    STT 23-24 10
    28 August 2024
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    28 August 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    30 August 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    04 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Deadline registration
    21 August 2024, 12 am
    Maximum number of participants
    16
    Unique code
    STT 23-24 11
    23 October 2024
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    23 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    25 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    18 December 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Deadline registration
    16 October 2024, 12 am
    Maximum number of participants
    16
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 1
    29 October 2024
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    29 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    31 October 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    19 December 2024, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Deadline registration
    22 October 2024, 12 am
    Maximum number of participants
    16
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 2
    07 January 2025, 1:30 pm
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    07 January 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    09 January 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    25 February 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 3
    14 January 2025, 10 am
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    14 January 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    16 January 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    06 March 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 4
    25 March 2025, 10 am
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    25 March 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    27 March 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    27 May 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 5
    01 April 2025, 1:30 pm
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    01 April 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    03 April 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    03 June 2025, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 6
    26 August 2025, 10 am
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    26 August 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    28 August 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    07 October 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 7
    27 August 2025, 10 am
    Costs
    Free
    Educational method
    Op locatie
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    27 August 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    29 August 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    08 October 2025, 10 am - 1 pm
    Number of sessions
    3
    Unique code
    STT 24-25 8

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Level
    Beginner
    Entry requirements
    If you already followed the course Education in a Nutshell, the course Starting to teach will be unnecessary.
    Study hours
    14
    Result
    Proof of participation, Micro-credential
    Organisation
    Education Support

    Contact information

    Want to know more about the Starting to Teach course? Then contact course coördinator Isa Witteveen

    Working method during the course

    The course consists of three meetings of three hours, each preceded by preparatory work. You follow the courses parallel to teaching your workgroup. The first two meetings will prepare you for teaching. The third meeting will allow you to reflect on your teaching.
    During these meetings there is ample room for discussions, trying out didactic strategies, and exchanging teaching experience. 

    The course is in English.

    Edubadge

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and an Edubadge. An Edubadge is a digital certificate which shows that the owner has acquired certain skills or knowledge. Radboud University is participating in a nationwide project to establish training and accreditation for students in education. The StuKO project aims to contribute to the professionalization of student teachers, leading to a Student Qualification in Education, abbreviated as StuKO. By successfully completing the Starting to Teach course, you can obtain this Edubadge.

    Costs

    The total workload is about 14 hours. Three meetings of 3 hours each, one hour of preparation time per meeting, and a maximum of 2 hours for peer observation. The first two meetings are usually scheduled in the same week, prior to a new block. The third meeting is scheduled a month later, to reflect on your initial teaching experiences. 

    Participation is free of charge.

    Apply now

    * Mandatory field

    You can register for the course Starting to Teach by using this application form.

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