Welcome to EDLAB!

Maastricht University Centre for Teaching & Learning

Resources for Students

Click here to read about our Student-Meet sessions, EDLAB’s student advisory board, and Maastricht University’s Excellence programmes!

Resources for UM Staff

Click here to find information about toolkits, webinars, knowledge-clips, project reports, Teach-Meet sessions, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) .

EDLAB and External Parties

Reach out to us if you are an external organisation or company, looking for ways to collaborate.

Check out and sign up for our upcoming events!

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22 March 2023: Teach-Meet session on ‘How to evaluate our educational practice?’

During this Teach-Meet, we will address our culture of education evaluation and offer good practices for evaluation methods in different contexts of learning at UM through four sub-themes:

– The (changing) nature of the evaluation of education
– Course & other content evaluation
– Evaluation of the learning process
– The student voice in the evaluation of education

We will provide drinks and snacks!

Sign up here!
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28 March 2023: Student-Meet session on 'Unleashing the Power from Within: Exploring Theories and Insights of (Study)Motivation'

Are you a student? Do you occasionally struggle with motivation? Do you want to discover what motivation is, how to trigger it and how other students deal with motivation?
If the answer is yes, you should come to EDLAB’s next StudentMeet!

We will explore theories of motivation and how they can be applied to education. We can’t wait to hear your unique perspective during our guided discussion on topics like incentives and intrinsic motivation.

Do you have questions about the topic? Feel free to ask our panel of experts during the event. At the end of the day, we hope you’ll leave with some tools you need to feel pumped for the rest of the academic year!

Come by for coffee, cake, and a discussion at EDLAB on Tuesday 28 March 2023, from 3:00-4:00.

Sign up here!
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19 April 2023: Escape the ordinary: Unleashing the potential of digital classrooms

This event will showcase examples of educational initiatives in which either teachers or students have made use of digital technologies. Think of having students create a video or a podcast instead of attend a lecture or write a paper. Or setting up an escape room where students can apply the knowledge acquired in class, or students creating Wikipedia pages to demonstrate comprehension and practise writing skills.

Join us for an inspiring event for both students and teaching staff to unleash the potential of technology-enhanced education at UM!

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Save the Dates

7-8 June 2023: UM Education Days

“Teaching is learning, and learning is teaching”

UM Education Days will return in June 2023!

The second edition of UM Education Days will take place on 7-8 June 2023.

Registrations will open in April 2023.

Save the dates!

More information

Upcoming Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for teachers


28 March 2023: Workshop Playing with ChatGPT

Hello it’s me… ChatGTP: What exactly are Large Language models and what does that tell us about the challenges and opportunities for teaching at university. During this session, you will learn about:
– How Large Language Models work
– Its strength and weakness
– The legal issues
– Discuss the implications for scientific (code) writing
– Work on potential changes in your teaching and assessment
– Discuss implications for sentience and consciousness
Sign up here!
Coaching skills – website

30 March 2023: Online Workshop Coaching Skills

This online workshop is designed to train mentors, coaches and tutors on coaching and mentoring skills. In this 2 hour online workshop, we will explore the main differences between teaching, mentoring and coaching. We will take stock of the main competencies and skills used in coaching and explore a coaching model. But first and foremost, you will get room to practice your coaching skills with real-life examples of situations that matter to you.
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Team-based quizzing – website

4 April 2023: Workshop Stimulating Learning through Team-Based Assessment

One excellent way of stimulating CCCS learning through formative or summative assessments, is by using Team-Based Quizzes. This method has been found to promote better interaction between the students as well as preparing students well for future assessments.

If you want to learn more about this technique, then please sign up to this workshop where you will experience the 3 steps of this Team-Based Learning format yourselves.

Sign up here!
Nature connectedness with frame

18 April 2023: Workshop Fostering Teacher Wellbeing through Nature Connectedness

Do you sometimes feel you need to stay optimistic for your students, but you are actually becoming increasingly cynical, frustrated, and weary?

In this workshop, we will explore different scientifically established pathways to conscious nature connectedness that will help you to get the best out of being in nature, in order to aid your well-being. After spending this guided break of three hours in the outdoors, you will feel refreshed, energized, and strengthened.

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Sustainable development

20 April & 16 May 2023: Workshop Series Fostering Sustainable Development in Education and Teaching

During the first session the connection between global citizenship education (GCEd) and education for sustainable development (ESD) will become apparent. During the second session, ideas for implementing global citizenship education for sustainability will be presented with examples of how interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and learning activities are embedded in curricula at various faculties (e.g., SBE, FSE, FPN, FASoS) and interdisciplinary programmes (e.g., Minor Sustainability).
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What's new?

"Making education everybody's business"

EDLAB connects the Maastricht University Teaching and Learning community to foster the continuous improvement of educational practices and the student learning experience.

Located at the Tapijn barracks in the city park, EDLAB is an educational expertise centre, creating and providing educational knowledge, network and support to the UM community.

We serve as a platform for educational development and community building through professionalisation, innovation, knowledge exchange and educational research.

In addition, EDLAB hosts our excellence programmes, offering students who want to go the extra mile a variety of educational activities in different stages of their curriculum.

Share your innovative ideas with EDLAB

We'd love to hear from you!

Do you have something on your mind about how education at Maastricht University can be improved?

Do you have an idea for a project or workshop?