Teaching in Higher Education (UTQ, in Dutch BKO)

This course is intended for university teachers who would like to enrich their understanding of student learning, improve their own teaching practice, and develop ideas for course and class design. The course addresses issues directly related to, and often arising from, participants’ own teaching practice. It will be taught in English and is open to anyone, both non-Dutch and Dutch, who is involved in teaching university students at any level (when all participants speak Dutch fluently, the course will be taught in Dutch). Introduction to teaching in higher education is particularly useful for those working on a BKO portfolio (although it does not automatically lead to the qualification).

The course is organized around three main themes:

  • Designing a class or a course (writing intended learning outcomes; choosing activities and didactic approaches; assessment and testing)
  • Teaching practice: giving lectures, tutorials and supervising students
  • Reflecting on teaching experiences

The course consists of seven group sessions, a number of subgroup meetings and peer-visits to classes, and one individual appointment with one of the teachers of the course. It is taught in groups of max.12 participants and requires approximately 125 hours of study, including meetings.


There are seven meetings, all on Tuesdays:

  • 13 November 2018: (9:30-16:30 hrs)
  • 27 November 2018 (13:15-16:30 hrs)
  • 11 December 2018 (13:15-16:30 hrs)
  • 15 January 2019 (13:15-16:30 hrs)
  • 5 February 2019 (13:15-16:30 hrs)
  • 5 March 2019 (13:15-16:30 hrs)
  • 2 April 2019 (13:15-16:30 hrs)


The costs for this course are € 1590,- for UU and UMCU employees. Other participants pay € 1830,-. Literature is included. 


Registration for this course is no longer possible.

Contact and information

P 030 253 2261
E onderwijsadviesentraining@uu.nl