MicroLabs: now completely online!

MicroLabs are short, online how-to modules about specific educational issues lasting two to four hours. Each MicroLab has a clear goal and a clear result. After an preparation (and qualification) in Canvas you will have a live session MicroLab. In this MicroLab session you start working on your own education material. This means that after the MicroLab, you will have a concrete result for your own education.

The MicroLabs are developed by research and training institute Risbo and made possible by the Community for Learning & Innovation. To keep the MicroLabs interactive, a maximum of 4 to 6 lecturers take part.

At the end of each MicroLab, you complete a proof of competence for your own course.

MicroLabs

  • Badges

    If your proof of competence receives a positive evaluation, you will be given a virtual badge with one innovation point that you can use in your CV and on social media. There will also be a registration in EUR's HR system. Once you have collected 5 innovation points, you and a number of your peers will be invited to visit 1 or 2 institutions that provide innovative education.

The MicroLabs we offer

Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • In this Individual Design Lab you will learn how to make an educational video that you can use within your own course. You will make a structure for the video, make a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and record your informational video from your computer. Then, you can use this video in your course.

    Target group and required prior knowledge  

    This Individual Design Lab is designed for teachers who want to make an educational video for their own course. There is no specific prior knowledge required.

    Learning objectives/competencies

    After following this Individual Design Lab you will be able to:      

    • Describe the relevance (essential elements) of the structure of your video;
    • Write a didactically correct script for an educational video;
    • Record an educational video from start to finish.

    Content, form and time investment    

    You will start with the online part, in which you will learn how to make a good structure for your educational video and record it using your laptop. Then, you will create a draft structure and record a short 3-minute video using your laptop. You will receive feedback on your own script and your video. Based on this feedback, you can adapt the structure. Finally, you can record the final video. The total time investment is 8 hours distributed over 2 weeks.

    Proof of Competence     

    Your Proof of Competence (the educational video including a plan on how you will use it in your course) will be assessed by the trainer. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Planning

    Online preparation for the teachersDate individual consultation (week 2)
    14 September - 18 SeptemberMorning of  September 24
    28 September – 2 OctoberMorning of October 8
    12 September – 16 OctoberMorning of  October 22
    26 October – 30 OctoberMorning of November 5

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Do you wonder how you can activate your students’ prior knowledge right at the start of a course or introduction of a new concept effectively? Or do you want to get insight in the initial situation of your students to adjust the design of your course or teaching accordingly? In this MicroLab you will learn how to activate and assess the prior knowledge of your students and which interventions you can do according to the level of prior knowledge of your group of students. You will analyze the initial situation of your students, determine the necessary prior knowledge and skills students need to participate in your course and you will develop your own assessment to assess students’ prior knowledge. Next to this, you will learn different teaching and learning activities on how to activate students’ prior knowledge.

    Goals/competencies

    After following this flash module you will be able to:

    • Identify the necessary prior knowledge / entrance level for your course
    • Measure students’ prior knowledge with (classroom) assessments
    • Create appropriate interventions and supporting materials (in the domains of content, process, product and classroom environment) for your students to close the gap in their prior knowledge

    Content, form and time investment    

    This MicroLab has a blended format, which means that you can prepare online and  then meet (online) for a session with the trainer. In this session you will get more inspiration on activating prior knowledge, you can discuss your personal case with the trainer and share experiences with other lecturers from different faculties (depending on the number of participants). After the session you will experiment with activating and/or assessing prior knowledge in your course.

    The trainer can support you in preparing or reflecting on this experiment. To complete this MicroLab, we will ask you to make a short video showing your activity or intervention and the results.

    Proof of Competence

    The Microlab will be completed with a video, this is your Proof of Competence, in which you explain:

    • Acquired knowledge, skills and competencies students' need to have to participate in your course
    •  
    • A description of your students’ affective entry characteristics when they enter your course.
    • A description of an implemented assessment to measure students’ prior knowledge.
    • An overview of appropriate teaching methods and supporting materials for your students.

    You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Participants say..

    "I tried to take more seriously the existing prior knowledge in students and tackle it in the most appropriate fashion"

    Planning

    DateTime
    2 November 2020 10:00 -12:00 
    16 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00
    18 May 202110:00 - 12:00 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) for the EUR and provides opportunities to activate students online! In this Individual Design Lab you will learn how to design your course in the Canvas LMS using active blended learning. We will guide you with understanding, designing and applying Canvas to enhance the learning experience of your students. By the end of this module you’ve created an interactive and blended redesign of your course in Canvas, using different learning activities.

    Target group and required prior knowledge  

    This Individual Design Lab is intended for EUR lecturers to redesign their own course. No specific prior knowledge is required.    

    Goals/competencies

    After following this Individual Design Lab you will be able to:

    • Create a clear course structure based on modules
    • Create active blended learning activities (assignments, quizzes, peer review, discussions)
    • Connect with your students using the various communication tools (discussion, chat, announcements, inbox)

    Content, form and time investment 

    You will start with the online part in week 1, in which you will become familiar with the possibilities of Canvas and study the theory concerning blended learning. After these activities you will participate in an online individual consult in week 2, during which you will brainstorm and reflect on the learning activities that you can implement in your teaching. In week 3, remote support will be available in case you have any questions about Canvas, these will be answered by the trainers. In week 4, you will record a short video on your Canvas course which allows you to complete the Individual Design Lab. The total time investment is 15 hours distributed over 4 weeks.

    Canvas is the new Learning Management System (LMS) for the EUR and provides opportunities to redesign your course. In this MicroLab you will learn how to design your course in the Canvas LMS using active blended learning. We will guide you with understanding, designing and applying Canvas to enhance the learning experience of your students. By the end of this module you’ve created an interactive and blended redesign of your course in Canvas, using different learning activities.

    Proof of Competence    

    In order to achieve your Proof of Competence, you will illustrate your course outline in week 4 by sharing your screen. You will receive a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR registration of completion.

    Planning

    Online preparation for the teachersDate individual consultation (week 2)
    14 September - 18 SeptemberMorning of  September 24
    28 September – 2 OctoberMorning of October 8
    12 September – 16 OctoberMorning of  October 22
    26 October – 30 OctoberMorning of November 5

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Have you always wanted to increase the attention and motivation of your students during your lecture? Then join this MicroLab!

    In this short blended course you will learn what type of teaching & learning activities you can use to make sure your lectures will have an impact on the students’ learning process. A lot of research has been done in the field of brain learning, in this module we will share the latest outcomes with you. For example: how to stimulate students to write effective notes during your lecture. We will also answer the question on how to structure your lecture with a variety of activities and how to implement your plan into practice. The module will be online, which consists of 3 hours online preparation assignments and an online workshop of half a day. The workshop really focusses on the idea to prepare you to try out an activity in one of your own lectures.

    Target group and required prior knowledge        

    This MicroLab is intended for lecturers who would like to lecture with more impact on the students’ learning process. We have designed the course in such a way that it is valuable for any number of students you will teach (small or large groups). We do recommend to follow the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) first, before participating in this MicroLab.

    Goals/competencies

    After following this MicroLab you will be able to:   

    • Select active teaching and learning activities that match the objectives of your lecture, target group and group size;
    • Develop a lesson plan for your lecture which consists of a variety of teaching and learning activities;
    • Implement a teaching activity in one of your lectures;
    • Reflect upon your strengths and improvement points in lecturing.

    Content, form and time investment    

    Before attending the workshop we ask you to prepare and upload your assignments in the online Canvas module (3 hours). The workshop (4 hours) consist of two parts. In the first part we will focus on the design of a lecture and various teaching and learning activities. In the second part you will get the change to practice with the activity you would to do in one of your lectures or to discuss practical limitations you foresee by doing the activity.

    Assessment and badge   

    The Proof of Competence consist of the following parts:

    • A lesson plan which consist of a variety of teaching and learning activities;
    • A short reflection on the execution of one or more teaching activities you have implemented in your lecture

    When you’ve completed the two parts of the Proof of Competence, you will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Participants say..

    "You can use this MicroLab directly for your own education"

    "The meeting encourages interaction"

    "Very nice module, especially because it’s short and results-oriented"

    Planning

    DateTime
    22 September 202013:00 - 16:00
    12 November 202013:00 - 16:00
    19 January 202113:00 - 16:00
    11 March 202113:00 - 16:00

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • As research shows, assessment plays an important role in steering the learning process. There is, however, not one best method of assessment. So, how can you select the right methods of assessments for your course? Firstly, you can make an assessment plan to help you select the right method. Then, you are able to decide on the weight of each assessment you have chosen for the final result for your course. An assessment plan also helps to ensure that the assessment addresses the intended learning outcomes.

    With an assessment matrix, you will ensure that all the selected learning objectives are covered in your assessment. This also helps to guarantee that your assessment will be both valid and reliable.

    Goals/competencies

    After following this MicroLab you will be able to:

    • Explain constructive alignment and how this theory relates to your own course.  
    • Evaluate your own learning objectives following the four elements and Bloom’s taxonomy
    • Explain the five factors from the Utility formula and how this relates to the methods of assessment for your course.
    • Explain which learning objectives are covered in the assessments of your own course and you will be able to show this in an assessment plan overview.
    • Categorize assessment questions of your course following Bloom’s taxonomy with the help of an assessment matrix. 

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    In this MicroLab we will ask you to bring your own assessment plan to the workshop. If this is not possible, please contact us. No specific prior knowledge is required to participate in this MicroLab.  

    Please note that the content of this MicroLab is included in the UTQ from June 2018 and forward. Therefore we do not recommended to follow this Microlab if you were a participant in the UTQ from April 2018 and forward. For whom who already completed the UTQ before April 2018, please contact us about the added value of this Microlab.  

    Content, form and time investment

    In the online environment for this MicroLab, you will learn via online videos about constructive alignment, formulating good learning objectives, selecting assessment methods using the utility formula, and how to create an assessment plan (approximately 3 hours).

    During the Lab (2 hours) you will get the opportunity to discuss your assessment methods with your peers and get their valuable feedback. Additionally, you will learn how to create an assessment matrix to ensure both the learning objectives are covered in an assessment and you will formulate questions at the right cognitive level.

    Proof of Competence

    The Microlab will be completed with a Proof of Competence. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Participants say..

    "After following this MicroLab I have revised my learning objectives and made sure my tests where better adjusted to the learning objectives"

    Planning

    DateTime
    5 October 2020 13:00 - 15:30 
    2 February 202113:00 - 15:30 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Constructing multiple-choice (MC) questions can be a challenging task. How do you make sure your assessment will be both reliable and valid? In this MicroLab you will learn how to apply the quality criteria for MC questions to ensure the reliability and validity. This MicroLab has a blended format and consists of online preparation and a workshop. For example, one of the preparation assignments is reviewing example MC questions, which you will discuss with your peers in the workshop. After completing this Microlab you will have created or improved your own multiple-choice exam.

    Goals/competencies

    After following this MicroLab you will be able to:      

    • Construct MC exams following the three quality criteria
    • Evaluate your own MC questions following the quality criteria
      * Validity, reliability and transparency  

    Target group and required prior knowledge  

    This MicroLab is intended for teachers who make use of MC questions as method of assessment for their course. We will ask you to bring your own assessment products to the workshop. If this is not possible, please contact us about the possibilities. No specific prior knowledge is required to participate in this MicroLab.  

    Please note that the content of this MicroLab is included in the UTQ from June 2018 and forward.  For whom who completed the UTQ before April 2018, this MicroLab can still be of added value.

    Content, form and time investment    

    Before attending the workshop, we ask you to prepare with the online materials (videos, manuals and preparations assignments) and upload your assignments in the online Canvas module (2-3 hours). Afterwards, there is a face-to-face workshop (2 hours). In the workshop, you will receive feedback upon your own MC assessment from the trainers and your peers.

    Proof of Competence

    The Microlab will be completed with a Proof of Competence. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Participants say..

    "The checklist for constructing good MC questions is very useful"

    "The preparation videos were great"

    "The active learning during the workshop was good"

    Planning

    DateTime
    12 October 202013:00 - 15:30 
    9 February 2021 13:00 - 15:30 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Would you like to know more about how to construct good open-ended questions, assignments and how to grade them? Then this is the right MicroLab for you!

    In this MicroLab you will learn how to formulate good open-ended questions and assignments. Yet, for assessment methods like oral exams, presentations and essays, it can be challenging to construct a reliable and transparent rubric. Therefore, we will also focus on the possibilities of rubrics (grading models) to enhance the reliability and transparency of the assessment.

    In this MicroLab the three quality criteria validity, reliability and transparency are key factors in the construction of open- ended questions, assignments and rubrics. You will learn about these criteria in the online learning environment and a face-to-face workshop.

    Goals/competencies

    After following this MicroLab you will be able to:      

    • Construct open ended questions or assignments following the three quality criteria*
    • Construct rubrics following the three quality criteria*
    • Evaluate your own open-ended questions, assignments and rubrics.

    * Validity, reliability and transparency  

    Target group and required prior knowledge  

    This MicroLab is intended for teachers who make use of open-ended questions or assignments as method of assessment for their course. We will ask you to bring your own assessment products to the workshop. If this is not possible, please contact us about the possibilities. No specific prior knowledge is required to participate in this MicroLab.  

    Please note that the content of this MicroLab is included in the UTQ from June 2018 and forward.  For whom who completed the UTQ before April 2018, this MicroLab can still be of added value.

    Content, form and time investment    

    Before attending the workshop, we ask you to prepare with the online materials in the Canvas module (2-3 hours). In the workshop (2 hours), we will discuss your preparation assignments and you will evaluate your own assessment products. Next to this, we value the importance of peer learning and therefore you will give and receive feedback upon your assessment products.  

    Assessment and badge   

    The MicroLab will be completed with a Proof of Competence. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Participants say..

    "I’m now able to create a more specific rubric" 

    "I’m able to improve the quality of the open ended questions in my assessment"

    "Good preparation videos"

    Planning

    DateTime
    2 November 2020 13:00 -15:30
    2 March 202113:00 -15:30 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Learn how deeper levels of listening, using powerful questions, and finding alternative perspectives will enable you to coach students and colleagues. This will facilitate them in their personal development.

    Planning

    New dates are planned for this MicroLab soon.

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • In this MicroLab, you will learn how to increase the learning efficiency of small-group lectures and tutorials by using activating teaching methods. This MicroLab consists of two parts: an online preparation and two workshops. During the workshops you will experience the effects of different activating teaching methods and you will find out how you could use these methods in your own education. In addition, you will set up your own lesson plan for more efficient tutorials, practical meetings or small-group lectures. This MicroLab focuses on small-scale educational meetings with a maximum of circa 20 participants (in contrast to the MicroLab on Interactive Lectures).

    Goals / competencies

    After participating in this MicroLab, you are able to do the following for your own small-scale educational meetings:

    • Select the appropriate active teaching methods for your lesson;
    • Develop a lesson plan using activating teaching methods in your educational meeting;
    • Reflect on your own strengths and improvements in delivering an activating teaching method in your own education. 

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    This MicroLab is intended for teachers and tutors who want to use activating teaching methods for small groups of students, such as in teaching groups, tutorials and practical meeting. The MicroLab is designed in such a way that it is relevant for teachers in Problem Based Learning (PBL) courses as well as other teaching methods. No prior knowledge is required for this MicroLab.

    Form and time investment

    The MicroLab has a blended character. Participants will start in the online Canvas environment (about 1 hour), where you will watch an explanation about interactive learning and think about a small-scale lecture/tutorial/practical meeting in your own course in which you want to work with activating teaching methods. In the first workshop, participants will experience the effect of different activating methods (2 hours). In preparation for the second workshop, participants will further develop their own case with one or more suitable activating teaching methods. In the second workshop, all participants demonstrate the teaching method they have worked out and receive feedback from peers and the trainer (2-3 hours). To conclude, each participant performs the teaching activity in his or her education. Participants can observe each other in the educational meetings.

    Assessment and badge

    The MicroLab will be completed with a Proof of Competence, which consists of:

    • A lesson plan that includes an activating teaching method;
    • To carry out the activating teaching method during an educational meeting;
    • Reflection on the execution of a teaching activity in your own education.

    You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion, when you have completed all three parts above.

    Planning

    New dates are planned for this MicroLab soon.

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • An important step to take before communicating grades to students is to analyse students’ performance on the different tasks or questions and to investigate the reliability of the grading. This can seem like a daunting task, but in this MicroLab you will discover low-key possibilities to analyse the results on your exam or assignment. This will provide you, as a teacher, with invaluable information. Not only about your students’ performance, but on the quality of your assessment as well as your own teaching. What are the relevant aspects to investigate for you exam or assignment? And how do you draw conclusions and make plans for future improvements? Find out in this MicroLab!

    Goals/competencies

    After following this MicroLab you will be able to:      

    • Assess the quality of an assessment (based on your analysis of the exam/assignment, the grading and results);
    • Take corrective measures and make decisions about students grades accordingly;
    • Evaluate the assessment in a course (based on feedback and reflection) and formulate future improvements.

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    The MicroLab is intended for any teachers interested in learning from their assessment results, or looking to make future improvements to their assessment. The content is applicable to different types of assessment.

    No specific prior knowledge is required, but familiarity with the quality criteria for construction of assessments is useful. This MicroLab is a good addition to the content of the UTQ and to our other Microlabs focused on assessment design and construction.

    Form and time investment   

    The MicroLab consists of an online instruction and assignment in Canvas followed by a 3 hour workshop focused on active discussion, guided practice and peer learning. The preparation for the workshops will be mandatory for attendance, the time investment for the preparation is estimated at 2 hours.

    Assessment and badge

    The MicroLab will be completed with a Proof of Competence, which is also an opportunity to get feedback on your analysis and plans for improvement. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Planning

    DateTime
    9 November 202013:00 - 15:30
    9 March 202113:00 - 15:30 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Storytelling is an important part of our society and history. It can be used as an educational tool to engage students, spark interest and stimulate critical thinking skills. It creates opportunities for discussion and stimulates a good relationship between teacher and learners.

    In this microlab you will craft a personal story that helps you motivate your students and target their attention to the topic or issue you want them to focus on. With the help of theatre techniques you will learn to deliver your story in an inspiring and engaging way.

    Goals/competencies

    After the completion of the microlab the participant is able to:

    • Craft a relevant and motivating story that supports the purpose of the course or educational session. 
    • Deliver a story with impact during an educational session. 

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    Targetgroup of this microlab consists of all teachers, tutors or other staff that has to deliver educational sessions, such as tutorials, workshops or lectures. The skill of storytelling can benefit everyone who has to engage and motivate students in all kinds of study programs of the Erasmus University. No prior knowledge is needed.

    Content, form and time investment

    Based on the content of the online environment for this MicroLab, you will prepare the outline of a personal story.

    During the Lab (3,5 hours) you will get the opportunity to craft a personal story for educational purposes. Together with the facilitators and other participants you will (re)design your story in order to get the best alignment with the content of  your course.

     After you have rewritten en finalised your story, it is time to deliver your story in the best way possible. You will practice different theatre techniques in order to deliver your story in the most inspiring way you can!

    Proof of Competence

    The Microlab will be completed with a Proof of Competence.You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Part 1.  Upload the final written story in the Canvas Learning environment.

    Part 2. Upload a reflection report (approx 2 pages) on your delivered story to students. Also include some feedback from students. 

    Planning

    DateTime
    9 October 2020 13:00 - 16:00
    25 November 202013:00 - 16:00

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • In this MicroLab you work on creating an inclusive classroom environment in which students, regardless of their backgrounds (for example nationality, ethnic background, gender, physical health, social class, previous education), feel involved and are able to show their talents.

    Goals / competencies

    After participating in this MicroLab:

    • You are more aware of the impact of your teaching on the sense of belonging and achievements of diverse groups of students.
    • You are more skilled to interact with your students from the perspective of diversity and inclusion, to manage collaboration between students from different backgrounds and/or to teach in a way that is challenging and appealing to diverse student groups.

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    The MicroLab is intended for lecturers who, based on their own teaching experiences, want to improve interactions with and among students to stimulate a classroom environment in which diverse groups of students feel included and have a successful study experience. No specific prior knowledge is required.

    Content, form and time investment

    The MicroLab is demand-oriented. You put a concrete issue you are dealing with forward. For example, you experience that you can’t fully reach certain groups of students during your lectures or your working groups: how can you involve them more? Or: the collaboration in project groups between students with or without Dutch previous education doesn’t go well: how to improve the collaboration among your students?

    In preparation for the MicroLab, you will be provided scientific insights on diversity and inclusion in higher education and a preparatory assignment. During the MicroLab-session you work on your specific case together with the other participants. An important part of the session is role playing: cases put forward by participants will be acted out by participants under the supervision of an experienced trainer actor.

    The topic of inclusive teaching will be approached from three different angles: the student’s perspective, (possible) teacher’s biases and culturally responsive teaching. The MicroLab concludes with a Proof of Competence, in which you show your efforts to make your education more inclusive. The content and format of this Proof of Competence depends on the topic submitted. The total time investment is approximately 15 hours (including preparation time, 4 hours MicroLab session, time spend on Proof of Competence).

    Assessment and badge

    Your Proof of Competence will be assessed by the trainer. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Planning

    DateTime
    15 September 2020 10:00 - 14:00 
    27 October 2020 10:00 - 14:00 
    8 December 202010:00 - 14:00 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click hereto sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to make a positive impact on societal challenges. Part of this positive impact is stepping up our sustainability efforts, also in our education. The number of courses discussing sustainable development have increased over the last of years. However, there is still room for the integration of sustainable development in existing curricula and most students still lack knowledge about these concepts after they graduate. Since we educate the leaders of tomorrow, we should prepare them for the problems of tomorrow.

    But how can you redesign your course to incorporate sustainable development in a way that fits your discipline and course and its intended learning outcomes? In this MicroLab you will learn how you can incorporate one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into your course design, following the principles of constructive alignment. This MicroLab consists of an online preparation and one online workshop.

    Goals/competencies

    After this MicroLab, you are able to:

    • Identify possibilities to incorporate sustainable development in your course;
    • Find relevant teaching materials and/or activities related to sustainable development;
    • Develop a plan to incorporate sustainable development in one or more aspects of your course

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    This MicroLab is intended for EUR lecturers and course coordinators who want to integrate sustainable development in their own course. No specific prior knowledge is required. We do invite you to let a fellow teacher, a peer or even a student from your course participate!

    Form and time investment

    This MicroLab has a blended format and consists of online preparation and one workshop.

    • In the preparation in the online Canvas environment (2,5 hours) you will learn about education for sustainable development and explore links between your course and challenges related to sustainable development.  
    • During the online workshop (2,5 hours) you will get more inspiration on the links between your discipline and sustainable development and teaching approaches to redesign your course. You will also make a start with a plan to incorporate sustainability in your own course, together with peers and the trainer.
    • After the workshop (2,5 hours) you will complete your plan for integrating sustainability in your course with the help of a toolbox. This toolbox includes educational materials, sources and examples. You will receive feedback on the redesign of your course by an educational consultant of Risbo and share your ideas to inspire more colleagues.

    Assessment and badge

    Your Proof of Competence consists of a course plan to incorporate sustainable development into your course following the principles of constructive alignment. You will get a CLI/Risbo certificate, a LinkedIn badge and a HR-registration of completion.

    Planning

    DateTime
    29 October 202010:00 - 13:00 
    26 November 202013:00 - 16:00 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

Microlabs for TA's and tutors

Especially for TA's and tutors we offer two Microlabs. Click here to sign up.

  • As a teacher, you are often put into situations where you stand in front of the classroom. Whether it is to explain the theory or guide the exercise, for the moment being you are the center of attention and the way you present it matters.

    In this MicroLab you will engage in practical public speaking exercises focused on developing your body language and vocal presentation. Furthermore, you’ll practice delivering complex explanations on multiple levels of understanding.

    Goals/competencies

    After the completion of the MicroLab you will be able to:

    • Reflect on own use of non-verbal communication and come up with the improvements
    • Deliver multiple levels of explanation of the same concept

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    This MicroLab is intended for TAs and Tutors that have completed basic didactic training and are interested to further develop their teaching skills. Participants should be also engaged in teaching tutorial groups after the MicroLab session to allow for observation.

    Form and time investment   

    This MicroLab has a blended character. Participants will start in the online Canvas environment containing support materials and will be asked to prepare an educational and an introduction speech (about 3 hours of total preparation time). During the physical workshop (3h) participants will participate in public speaking exercises and deliver prepared speeches and receive feedback from the group.

    Assessment and badge

    The MicroLab will be completed with a Proof of Competence, which consists of:

    • Completing a preparatory assignment that will be applied during the workshop
    • Classroom observation
    • Reflection on applying Public Speaking in own education

    Planning

    DateTime
    8 September 202016:00 - 19:00 
    19 October 202016:00 - 19:00 
    19 January 2021 16:00 - 19:00 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

    Click here to sign up for a MicroLab. EUR teachers can participate for free.

  • In this MicroLab you’ll deliver and experience numerous teaching activities such as leading discussions, icebreakers, think-pair-share, etc., that will help you create more engagingdiscussions and interactive tutorials.

    Goals/competencies

    After the completion of this MicroLab you will be able to:

    • Select and Deliver the appropriate active teaching methods for your tutorial;
    • Reflect on your own strengths and improvements in delivering an activating teaching method in your own education.

    Target group and required prior knowledge

    This MicroLab is intended for TAs and Tutors that have completed basic didactic training and are interested to further develop their teaching skills. Participants should be also engaged in teaching tutorial groups after the MicroLab session to allow for observation.

    Form and time investment   

    This MicroLab has a blended character. Participants will start in the online Canvas environment containing materials describing various activating teaching methods. The preparatory assignment will consist of preparing a short teaching session using one of those methods (about 3 hours of total preparation time). During the physical workshop (3h) participants will practically apply preparatory assignment and practice how to deliver activating teaching situations.

    Assessment and badge

    The MicroLab will be completed with a Proof of Competence, which consists of:

    • Completing a preparatory assignment that will be applied during the workshop
    • Classroom observation
    • Reflection on applying activating teaching methods in own education

    Planning

    DateTime
    1 September 2020 16:00 -19:00 
    12 October 202016:00 -19:00 
    11 January 202116:00 -19:00 

    Signing up for this MicroLab

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