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Be inspired for innovative teaching in the Teaching & Learning Lab (TLL). Also check out Educate-it or Teaching Academy Utrecht University (site in Dutch) for even more inspiration!

Learning TablesStudying mathematics on learning tables

Anna Shvarts is exploring the effect of interactive mathematics activities on conceptual understanding of students, with the learning tables in the TLL.
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Uitgelicht afbeelding Robbert Pullen in het TLLThe ideal setup to let students work together

Programming skills are becoming increasingly important. To prepare students for this, Dirk Gerritsen and Robbert Pullen have developed a course on financial algorithms. In the TLL, the students worked together on programming algorithms. Read more

Active Learning Classroom: from pilot to new university classroom

Jasper van Winden spent two years converting the TLL into an Active Learning Classroom (ALC). That proved so successful, that Jasper has now converted a lecture hall at Utrecht University into an ALC as well!
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Knowledge clips Master’s course Communicating Science with the Public

During the Master’s course Communicating Science with the Public (CSP) of the Freudenthal Institute students made clips about scientific knowledge.
Watch the clips

Ferdi Engels UUReciprocal peer tutoring: letting students learn from each other

Prof. Dr. Ferdi Engels has tried out a new teaching method in the TLL: Reciprocal peer tutoring. Students with different disciplinary backgrounds or experiences learn from each other.
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interactievemuur-TLL-150x150Letting students work on their skills in the TLL

In the elective course Co-create: life’s professional challenges stimulates students to solve a problem in society in an innovative way.
Read more about the course and watch the video about the interanctive wall

Good practice Sanne de JongLetting students think out-of-the-box

In the Biomedical Sciences (UU) course Sanne de Jong focuses on education and innovation. Her aim in the new course is to let students think out-of-the-box and therefore changes their learning environments.
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vrouwtje en hannah met leaphyFrom NLT assignment to national robotics project: Leaphy

Olivier van Beekum at the Corderius College in Amersfoort wanted to have his pupils do more with programming. During an NLT module two of them developed the prototype for te small robot Leaphy.
Read more about the robotics project Leaphy

Scientist advisor

Jasper van Winden flipped his course Wetenschapper in advies (Scientist advisor), but ran into unsuitable rooms. This year he used the TLL to teach the course.
Read more about Jasper’s experiences

Techniques of futuring

Jesse Hofman and his colleagues from the Urban Futures Studio have developed a new course Techniques of futuring that partly takes place in the TLL, due to the flexibility of the space.
Read more about Jesse’s experiences

Mathematical knowledge clips

Tristan van Leeuwen, lecturer at Utrecht University had never recorded a knowledge clips. Now he has recorded several in the TLL.
Read more about Tristan’s experiences