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

Upcoming training

EDLunch: Qualtity Agreements

17 April 12.00-13.00 (including lunch)

Quality Agreements … you probably have heard of them. Hopefully, you know that many people have been involved in designing them: Board members, the University Council, and of course the people of “De Berg”. Perhaps you have picked up that NVAO and the Ministry evaluated them positively.

But do you also know what they mean? And how they may impact your work? Maybe you wonder what the idea behind them is, and how they relate to our institution’s strategy (CORE), or the work of EDLAB?

During this lunch we will explore all such questions. On the one hand, we will put the Quality Agreements in broader perspective; on the other hand, we will discuss what the they will mean to you.

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Workshop: Data Science for Non-Data Scientists

3 May 14:00-16:00

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. This definition is being adopted by the computer science community, however, with the overlap with several fields the definition tends to change over time, moreover, the interpretation of terminologies changes depending on the application. To learn 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.

During this workshop, you will discuss the definition of Data Science and the application among the different fields as well as to education. By the end of the workshop, you will have a clear understanding of what the data science pipeline is and how it works.

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Video in Education Workshop: From concept to finished product

14 May 2019 09:00-12:15 (followed by lunch).

Are you a tutor, professor, or a course or program coordinator considering video for your education? This interactive workshop will prepare you to make an actual start. It will provide you with the basic knowledge and tools for using and creating educational videos.

During the workshop, we will discuss several didactical scenarios within a PBL setting, and relate videos to learning goals. You will learn about various video formats, effective video design and how to deal with copyright. Together we will go through the entire video production process, including scripting. Finally, in a hands-on and step-by-step manner, we will guide you through the basics of video editing.

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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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EDx: The EDLAB Educational Exchange programme

EDLAB are setting up a new peer reflection and exchange experience. Take time out to attend a class, skills training, workshop, seminar or practical session run by another UM colleague. Exchange different ideas for addressing education and think about different approaches to your classroom.
A pilot of this Exchange Programme will run between February and June 2019 and involves a short in-take interview, peer-matching process, teaching observation experience and a closing reflection session over lunch.  To sign up as a participant in this pilot, follow the link below which will take you to a short in-take questionnaire.
Register your interest

Previous trainings

Blended learning course design and activating teaching methods

9 April

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 will answer these questions, delving into this somewhat ambiguous concept and making it clearer how you can incorporate blended methods into your 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

For all those responsible for academic advising, one-to-one mentoring or supervising individual students regarding their personal and academic development.   In this interactive workshop you will discuss various cases and find out more about possible support and services available to help both you and your 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).


Our CPD Team

Donna Carrol

CPD Coordinator

+31 433885165

Jenni Black

CPD Assistant