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Courses organised by the GSLS

Teaching in the International classroom

Teaching in the International Classroom for Life Sciences teachers. This is a research-based and multidisciplinary course that draws on educational science and applied linguistics (second language acquisition, language attitude research). The course has the very practical aim of equipping academic staff to take on the challenges of university teaching in an international context. The course is organised for Life Sciences teachers every year.

The course will be given during four morning or afternoon sessions. Interaction is a key element during this workshop and input from all participants is highly appreciated.

More information and application
More information: click here. For application please email the registration form to Secretariat BMS.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Boersma-van Nierop, MSc.

Supervision of Master’s students

This course is organised by the PhD Course Centre of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and is aimed for its PhD candidates supervising Master's students during their research project. The course focusses on several topics, such as mutual duties and expectations, guidance models, general conversation skills, progress reviews, how to deal with difficult situations.

For more information, please have a look at the website of the PhD Course Centre or contact the coordinator of the PhD Course Centre: C.W. van den Heuvel-Taverne, MSc.

Teaching Principles of the Graduate School of Life Sciences

This workshop helps you to get acquainted with several aspects of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and to get to know your colleagues.
The following topics are being discussed:

  • the organisation of the GSLS;
  • the vision, educational philosophy and the learning objectives of the GSLS;
  • the Rubrics of the research projects and the writing assignment of the GSLS.

Finally, participants will get an overview of the activities that are organised to stimulate the community of the GSLS, such as teacher lunches, education seminars, etc.

The workshop will be given during a morning or afternoon (3,5 hours). Interaction is a key element during this workshop and input from all participants is highly appreciated. A lunch will be provided.

More information and application
More information: click here. For application please email the registration form to Secretariat BMS.

Other courses and meetings within UU

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (COLU)

The Educational Training and Development department is part of COLU and offers support related to educational issues, teachers' professional development and educational innovation. It offers a many workshops and consultancy services for professionals working in higher education.

Babel

The Babel language institute is available for everybody who wants to extend their skills and knowledge. They organise language courses, communication workshops and science courses.

Expertise Centre of UMC Utrecht

The Expertise Centre of UMC Utrecht offers advice and courses for teachers of UMC Utrecht who want to develop their didactic skills. Their courses focus on small group teaching, how to make a good (digital) test, how to use Blackboard and how to assess papers and theses.

Teaching Academy Utrecht University (TAUU)

The TAUU is a platform organized by and intended for UU Teachers (from PhD students to professors). On this Dutch website you can find a lot of information in the 'Kennisbank' and you can meet and discus with other teachers about topics in the different fora. Monthly meetings are organized and scheduled in the TAUU agenda.

CEUT Leergang Onderwijskundig Leiderschap (Leadership in education)

This course (in Dutch) is organised in cooperation with the Center of Excellence in University Teaching of Utrecht University. This intensive course offers projects in curriculum development and innovation in teaching and is intended for senior teachers. Participants are selected by the dean of their faculty.