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Mixed Classroom competes for a higher education prize of 1.2 million

How students and professionals learn from and with each other How do we prepare for a future which will be fundamentally different due to climate change and other major social transitions? In the Mixed Classroom of the Urban Futures Studio, students and policy staff investigate together how we imagine the future and how we can do…

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Teaching & Learning Lab Autumn Festival 2020 – ‘Education Everywhere’

We are currently working hard on preparations for the fifth edition of the interactive online Teaching & Learning Lab Autumn Festival 2020. The festival, aimed at secondary and higher education, will take place on Friday afternoon 27 November 2020. The main theme is ‘Education Everywhere’ and will be supported through the sub-themes Augmented / Virtual Reality (AVR) and…

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Liesbeth de Bakker

The transition to online education: ‘I refuse to just copy-paste’

Most of our educational activities will continue to be provided online, even after the summer holidays. The Master’s course Trends in Science Education & Communication is no exception. In June, lecturer Liesbeth de Bakker attended the ‘(Re)design your teaching in times of corona’ course, offered by Educational Consultancy & Professional Development  and Educate-it, to facilitate the…

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Experimenting with “hybrid” working methods?

Are you currently preparing for education for the academic year 2020-2021 and would you like to tinker with new teaching methods on campus? The Teaching & Learning Lab (TLL) recently started using two camera / sound bar systems that make it possible to teach students, some of whom are physically present and some online. After…

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Theme TLL Autumn Festival 2020 announced: Education everywhere

On Friday afternoon, November 27, the TLL organizes its annual Autumn Festival. The corona crisis has definitely put online secondary and higher education on the map. But how do we keep everyone – students/pupils and teachers – motivated? What are the lessons for both didactics and technique? Besides the classroom and computer screen, are there…

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As of 15 June you can record clips in the Teaching & Learning Lab studio again

Since June 15, the studio of the Teaching & Learning Lab is open for teachers of Utrecht University who want to record clips. The studio focuses primarily on teachers from the Faculty of Science and for UU-teachers who want to use the transparent lightboard. Other UU-teachers can visit the studio at the Bolognalaan. In the…

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inspiratiecafé incremental grading

Looking back at Inspiration café Incremental Grading 

Incremental grading: let students assess their own work. Though this might sound strange at first, incremental grading can have several advantages for both teachers and students. During the Inspiration café on May 14th, Alex Lodder & Christian Köppe spoke about incremental grading (IG), and their experiences based on the implementation of IG in two courses at Utrecht…

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Results of TLL activities in 2019

The results of all activities that took place in the Teaching & Learning Lab (TLL) were published in the 2019 annual report. Last year, the TLL’s lecture/experimentation rooms were again well used. From courses (13), training and workshops (more than 40) to festivals, an escape room for teachers and education by U-Talent to secondary education…

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Maryse Leloup

Inspiration Drink Sustainability

During the inspiration café on April 9th, Maryse Leloup & Daan Fraanje spoke about improving the sustainability of education. Both work for Educate-it, which has as its mission to improve education at Utrecht University. The university has set itself the goal of being completely CO2 neutral by 2030, an ambitious and noble intention. Although steps…

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