1. Activate the student: Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom
Maikel Wijtmans en Danny Scholten, Faculty of Science
At the Faculty of Science, flipped classroom and blended learning have been put into practice and scientifically researched for 5+ years. During this interactive lecture, Danny Scholten and Maikel Wijtmans will present their experiences and results of the past years. They will show their method with which they and their colleagues perform these activating approaches in their own education. They will provide the participants of the workshop with a guiding roadmap for starting their own endeavors in active teaching.
2. ABC method for course designs
Egbert Neels, Teaching and Learning Center, UvA
There are several ways to design education. The ABC Learning Design Method was developed by University College London, and focuses on the learning activities that students undertake. The ABC method offers (teams of) instructors a hands-on tool for the redesign of, for example, activity- or research-intensive education. Learn during this workshop what the ABC method is and decide whether you want to work with it..
3. Community Service Learning@VU – Current situation and new opportunities for all courses
Marjolein Zweekhorst, Faculty of Science and Isabella van Ophem, Student Affairs
Community Service Learning (CSL) teaches students to use their academic knowledge and skills for the benefit of society. The VU and a social partner work closely together during this learning experience. CSL has added value for the student on an academic, a professional and personal level. Learn during this workshop, based on best-practices, how to set up your own CSL course.
4. Give every student a voice!
Chiel van der Veen, FBHMS
Creating equal opportunities in conversations: as a teacher or tutor, you can get great satisfaction from group discussions or lively discussions with students during lectures or workgroups. However, not all students can or dare to make their voices heard in these situations. Therefore the question is how to give a voice to every student. During this workshop we will give you practical advice to achieve this.
5. Peer-to-peer learning possible in the VU curriculum?
David Giron, Codam Coding College Amsterdam
Codam's curriculum is entirely project-based. Students work on projects in the curriculum until they have made the project a success. The final level of the student is equivalent to a Master Computer Science.
At Codam, students work together in teams. Because there are no teachers, the students learn from each other and together: peer-to-peer learning. Get to know the Codam approach and discuss with the founder of Codam how his approach can also be used for education at the VU.
6. Mixed Classroom in Practice (reprise)
Siema Ramdas, LEARN! Academy
The VU is becoming increasingly diverse, with international or "mobile" students adding a new dimension of diversity to the mix. In a "Mixed Classroom" these differences are used to enrich the learning experience for all students present in the classroom. Therefore, besides a "what", there is also a "how". This is an approach that not only involves all students in creating an inclusive learning climate. Different perspectives within the college, working group or project add value to and enrich the learning process as well. In this interactive workshop we examine our own experiences, why a specific approach is needed and how we can achieve this. Best Practices will be shared and discussed.
7. Carpe Diem method for course designs
Marijke Leijdekker, LEARN! Academy
There are several methods to design education. The Carpe Diem method is developed by Prof. Gilly Salmon of the Open University in the UK. This method describes the design of an online or blended course in six steps. The steps and the ‘e-tivities’ form the substantive basis of the Carpe Diem method. With this method it is possible to design a complete online or blended course in one or two days. Learn in this workshop what the Carpe Diem method is and decide if you want to start designing courses with it.