Are you looking for inspiration in your teaching and would like the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others? At EDLAB our goal is to provide you with various opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills relevant to your education, in collaboration with other UM teaching staff.

Our new CPD catalogue is currently under development ready for the official launch in September 2019. In the meantime we are piloting some new activities which are free for you to take part in so long as you are willing to provide us with some feedback on your experiences. This feedback will be invaluable in the development of our future programme. Below is a list of some activities under development. Those currently available to you have a registration link under them, which you can use to find the schedule and other details. Please note that if fewer than six participants sign up to any given event, we may be required to postpone.

If you have ideas for other training opportunities you would like to see in the future, please let us know by emailing edlab-info@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Upcoming training

EDLunch: Problems with the problem. A reflection on ‘problems’ in PBL task design for the humanities

28 May 12.00-13.00 (including lunch)

Students do not always execute a proper pre-discussion that evokes self-study motivation and mobilizes pre-knowledge. Students handle tasks as if they were little puzzles wherein keywords are hidden by the course designer to be discovered. In this lunch session the invited speaker argues that a significant part of the solution to challenge our students lies in carefully designing problems. But what could such problems entail?  Find out more over an informal lunch presentation with plenty of opportunity for discussion.

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Previous trainings

Video in Education Workshop: From concept to finished product

14 May 2019

This interactive workshop prepared UM teaching staff in using different tools for creating videos for education. Several didactic scenarios were discussed within a PBL setting relating videos to learning goals and various video formats, design and copyright issues were reviewed. This workshop covered the entire video production process, including scripting and hands-on video editing.

Workshop: Data Science for Non-Data Scientists

3 May 2019

Data science is an interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured. Learning the trends related to data-driven technologies and understanding the rationale behind the data science pipeline are becoming important in a society increasingly driven by decision making based on data and algorithms.  This workshop, helped to define Data Sciences further and discuss the applications among different fields including education.

EDLunch: Qualtity Agreements

17 April 2019

Quality Agreements … you probably have heard of them and may know people who have been involved in designing them. But do you know what they mean? And how they may impact your work? This lunch session aimed to explore this topic further.

Blended learning course design and activating teaching methods


9 April 2019

What exactly is Blended Learning and what does it offer you and your students? How can it be incorporated into our PBL education? And how can you go about designing a course using blended methods?  This session helped to answer these questions, making it clearer how blended methods could be incoporated into teaching activities.

Education that Moves You: An Introduction to Standing Tutorials

25 February 2019

Our Education That Moves You initiative aims to turn the classroom into a more dynamic space to improve the student learning experience during tutorials.  Standing tutorials can create a more active and lively environment and be a healthier way to experience education, click here to learn more.

Fostering students’ employability, wellbeing and resilience


27 March 2019

For all those responsible for academic advising, one-to-one mentoring or supervising individual students regarding their personal and academic development.   This interactive workshop involved the discussion of various cases and an overview of possible support and services available to help staff and students.

Creating and using rubrics for assessment

12 February 2019
An introduction to the creation and use of rubrics for assessing student work (for examiners, course coordinators, board of examiner members, tutors) followed up by a hands-on Writing Clinic (3 April).

Our CPD Team

Donna Carroll

CPD Coordinator

+31 433885165


Jenni Black

CPD Assistant