Activating tutorials

Are you a lecturer and do you want to (further) develop your teaching skills, especially in the area of Activating tutorials? Then this new course might suit you. 
The focus of this course will be on giving activating tutorials or other small group work.

Each session will be focused on a theme:

  • encouraging active learning
  • encouraging meaning-directed learning
  • motivation
  • feedback.

A large part of the meetings will consist of mini-tutorials where the participants themselves provide a part of a tutorial based on one of these four themes.


After completing the course, participants know: 

  • How to activate and motivate their students in tutorials or other small group work
  • How to encourage meaning-directed learning
  • How to give effective feedback  

Target group

(Starting) Utrecht University lecturers. This course will especially appeal to those teachers who participated in the Start to Teach course.


This course consists of four meetings (all Fridays from 13:30 – 16:30 hrs)

  • 13 September 2019
  • 11 October 2019
  • 15 November 2019
  • 13 December 2019

Expected time-commitment

There are four half-day meetings (12 hours in total). Besides the meetings you have to take into account a time-commitment of about 2 hours for homework. 


The main language will be English if there is at least one non-native Dutch speaker. 


€ 490,- 


You can apply by sending in the application form before 5 September 2019. Please select Activerende werkvormen/activating tutorials from the list.