Marloes Schmitz on activities for medics during The Education Days

Marloes Schmitz
The Education Days offer you the chance to be amazed and familiarise yourself with the latest developments
Marloes Schmitz
Current role
Staff teacher for orthopaedics at the Radboudumc and Lecturer Ambassador at the Radboud Teaching and Learning Centre

The Radboudumc is one of the organisers of The Education Days, and, by doing so, wants to stimulate collaboration and exchange, both within and outside medical education. Marloes Schmitz wants to use the activities during The Education Days to be amazed and inspired. She explains why every teacher and lecturer should do this.

‘Attending one or more activities during The Education Days offers me a great chance to improve education within and outside the Radboudumc. It is an opportunity to free up time to educate myself and get familiar with the latest educational developments.’

‘What I really like about The Education Days, is that we not only allow experts from within our institution to speak, but also deliberately invite experts from 'outside' as keynote speakers. This way, you are optimally made to think about your own methods of instruction, and you learn to critically examine your conscious and subconscious patterns. I see The Education Days as a great moment to be amazed and inspired.’

‘The Education Days take place from 20 to 23 March and consist of 40 activities for and by students, teachers and lecturers. For medics, it is hard to free up four days in your schedule, and that is exactly why it is great that you can easily attend stand-alone events. Every morning there are online activities, at lunchtime there is a talk show about education with a keynote speaker, and during the whole day there are live activities on campus. You can create your own programme based on personal interests and your schedule.’

‘I see several activities that are interesting specifically in the context of medical education. On Monday 20 March, you'll get the chance to experience team-based learning. Within the Radboudumc, team-based learning is already a common method of instruction in some curriculums. Child neurologist Jolanda Schieving will let you experience what team-based learning entails and what its power is.’

‘The use of virtual reality is becoming increasingly more common within the Medical Faculty. Via the iXperium Health of HAN University of Applied Sciences, a workshop on ‘The influence of virtual reality on educational practices’ will be taught on Tuesday. I think this is highly educational if you want to get to know the possibilities of VR in education.’

‘On Wednesday and Thursday, there are more workshops that capitalise on educational trends. On Wednesday morning, Eline den Tuinder, researcher of Lecturer Quality at HAN University of Applied Sciences, will talk about formative conduct and the behaviour and skills this requires from students, teachers and lecturers. On Thursday, there is a workshop on effective studying, taught by educational Physics and Mathematics innovator Bob Stienen. He will talk about how you can study effectively and which role a teacher or lecturer should or should not play in this situation.'

Want to learn more or sign up?

Take a look at the entire programme for The Education Days on the website.

Students and employees of the ROC, HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Radboudumc, and Radboud University can sign up for free via this link. External visitors can buy their ticket here.