Masterclass Pedagogy in Education for Professionals

Teaching for professionals

Within the Life Long Learning framework, Utrecht University aims to enhance its education for professionals. Teaching in post-academic education requires staff to develop additional didactical skills and to find new ways of interacting with advanced students.

What does the masterclass bring?
The Masterclass Pedagogy in Education for Professionals offers teaching staff a comprehensive pedagogical knowledge base and helps them to further develop their practical teaching skills. In a small-scale, interactive setting, participants further develop and enhance their skill set.

After completing this course, participants are able to:

  • Use theory-based principles in designing education for professionals;
  • Connect supervision and learning activities to the characteristics and needs of professionals in post-academic education;
  • Develop design principles into practice based teaching activities;
  • Apply and vary a range of relevant assessment techniques.

Time investment
The masterclass consists of four modules with plenary meetings, individual assignments, peer-to-peer coaching and in-classroom observations (module 1-4). The course is supported by an online learning platform. An extra preparation module to refresh knowledge on learning theory and instructional design is offered.

Course dates
The next course will start in Spring 2019. Please see below for the exact course dates:

Thursday 11 April 2019 Module 1 (plenary meeting)
Mid April-May 2019 Module 2 (self-study, intervision)
Thursday 6 June 2019

Module 3 (plenary poster session, networking meeting)

Wednesday 25 September 2019 Module 4 (plenary meeting)

Conditions for participation
The Masterclass Pedagogy in Education for Professionals is meant for senior academic staff with BKO and preferably SKO who are involved in teaching for professionals.

Application and admission
To apply for the course starting in Spring 2019, please send the necessary documents (see the Masterclass description) to the Centre for Academic Teaching ( by the 11th of March 2019

For academic staff of Utrecht University the course will be offered free of charge once. Academic staff of other universities can participate on payment, if places are available. For more information, please contact the Centre of Academic Teaching (

More information
More information can be found in the course description. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions at

Life Long Learning
Utrecht University actively works towards Life Long Learning and has explicitly included this theme in her strategic plan. To this end, the programme Life Long Learning has been started, in which partners work together towards developing an attractive and inspiring range of courses, fine-tuned to the needs of the professional and the labour market. This intranet page (in Dutch, available with Solis-ID log-in) provides more information about the Life Long Learning programme.