Best Practice Workshop

Start date

Tuesday 13 Apr 2021, 14:00

End date

Tuesday 13 Apr 2021, 16:30

During this spring’s D&I best practice workshop, members of the Erasmus MC Diversity and Inclusion team will share the experience they have been gathering over the past three years.

Since 2019, a group of enthusiastic teachers have been investing time and efforts (through HOKa (Higher Education Quality Agreements funds) to get diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the medical curriculum and support a safer and more inclusive learning environment. Participants can choose from one of three interactive workshops (see below) and get a recap of the discussion in workshops during a dynamic plenary session.


  1. Teacher Professionalization (Only in Dutch): Sofie van Scheyen. Deze workshop zal op een interactieve wijze de opzet van de Erasmus MC D&I docenten training laten zien en de 4 pijlers waarop deze is opgebouwd
  2. Intersectionality and D&I education: Dr. Floor Haalboom.  During this workshop we will delve into the 2020-2021 experience with D&I education at the Erasmus MC. We will look into the use of the concept intersectionality in D&I education.Intersectionality is a term used to express the ways different aspects of identity such as ‘race’, class, gender, sexuality, physical ability and legal status interact to define a person’s place in social space. We will use the example of several D&I lessons for first year medical students, their feedback, and the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. What would also work at other Erasmus University faculties?
  3. The role of students and student life in inclusive education: DISCO. During this workshop we hope to answer the following question: ‘How can students be committed to a more inclusive study environment and how can these students be guided and facilitated by the educational institution?’ DISCO’s work is faculty-bound but during this workshop they will share their practices and methods and think together with participants about how they can be used elsewhere.