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Teaching & Learning Lab

About the Teaching & Learning Lab

The Teaching & Learning Lab (TLL) is an education lab for teachers in secondary and tertiary education, students and pupils in secondary education, researchers into didactics and companies. It is a place for doing research together into new innovations, to develop them and test them in real practice. Together the users of the TLL improve their own teaching, and inspire colleagues with new ideas. The TLL Activity Report 2017 gives an impression of activities that take place in the TLL.

In the lecture/experimentation rooms teaching determines the setting, rather than that the setting determines how the teacher will teach. Tables and chairs, standing tables, or no furniture, everything is possible. There is also a variety of equipment available, such as digital whiteboards, an interactive wall and observation cameras. The TLL has two lecture/experimentation rooms: one for up to 30 people and one for up to 40 people.

In the Teaching & Learning Lab studio you can record knowledge clips, short videos, webinars or other educational videos. You can do this both with assistance from an operator or in the Do-It-Yourself setting.

Watch the TLL lecture/experimentation rooms and studio in 80 seconds.

What can I do in the TLL?

As a teacher in secondary or tertiary education you can work on innovating your teaching in the Teaching & Learning Lab. Workshops and courses give you a hands-on introduction to the possibilities. Work on your lessons, lectures and/or practicals together with colleagues.

Workshops
Interesting TLL-activities are already planned. Check out the agenda to see if there’s anything for you!

3D printing
As a teacher in secondary education you can also use the  Ultimaker 3D printer in your lessons in the lab, since the TLL is one of the six 3Ducation HUBs in the Netherlands. Contact us for all options.

If you  are a didactical researcher, the Teaching & Learning Lab is the environment for your research. The physical setting of the lab is incredibly flexible, and the lab is equipped with cameras that cover all angles. In addition, the TLL recording studio and a large variety of educational equipment is available, from whiteboard to light board and Sprout computer. All these possibilities result in ample opportunity for comparative research and didactical experiments.

Studio
In the Teaching & Learning Lab studio researchers can also record knowledge clips. We have a Do-It-Yourself setting, in which researchers can orchestrate the whole recording themselves. They can also make use of the services of an operator, to make green screen or light board recordings. Read more

Are you interested in using the TLL for your research? Please contact us.

The Teaching & Learning Lab works with several innovative companies. This means the TLL always has the latest educational equipment, and teachers are able to test new products in practice.

At the moment we enjoy our cooperation with the following companies:

Ricoh – e.g. innovative beamers, smart table
HP – e.g. Sprout computer
Ultimaker – e.g. 3D printing
The TLL is also one of the six 3Ducation HUBs in the Netherlands. This means that schools can use the 3D printer in the lab in lessons. Please contact us to find out what is possible.

Want to cooperate with the UU Teaching & Learning Lab? Please contact us!

Are you a U-Talent Academy pupil? Then you will often have cool lessons in the Teaching & Learning Lab! Your teachers have designed special lessons, that they will try out during your lessons in the TLL. Have you ever dangled from the ceiling in a  trapeze during a physics lesson? Or see a heart beating on a sheet of paper? What?? Yes, we thought so! Wouldn’t it be cool if teachers could do that in your school as well? Better try it out first – in the TLL. Have fun!

Or are you a teacher training student at the University Utrecht? Then you can regularly design and teach this kind of lessons in the TLL. All the room you need to unleash your creativity on!

Students who want to join in thinking about innovative ways to improve their own education are very welcome! Please contact Jasper van Winden for more information.