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Introduction to Teaching

Introduction to Teaching gives PhD students a first insight into the teaching profession. The aim of this training is to guide PhD students through the process of turning their own research topic into an educational session.

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Target group PhD students without teaching activities

Run 1: 
Thursday 15 September (9.00-12.30)
Thursday 13 October (9.00-12.30)

Run 2: 
Tuesday 15 November (9.00-12.30)
Tuesday 13 December (9.00-12.30)

Study load 14 hours (0.5 ECTS)
(Preparatory) assignments are required for succesful completion of the training.
Please note that is obligatory to attend all sessions.
Price 200 EUR
Number of participants 6 - 16 students
Certificate You will be awarded a certificate at the end of this course
Language English
Entry knowledge

English language skills at a sufficient level to present and participate in discussions with peers.


This course will be given on-site at the Zernike Campus. 

Contact info For more information, contact the Educational Staff Development (

Background & Content

By making use of a hands-on approach, we cover all steps in creating high-quality education; starting with:

  1. Identifying key aspects of the topic.
  2. Designing an effective session.
  3. Becoming aware of key didactic skills and methods.
  4. As well as effective assessment.

Throughout the training, particular attention is paid to staying close to home. PhD-students are asked about their research topic and to create a session that is not only a successful exercise, but could also be used in their own research environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training, PhD-students will have created a 20 to 45-minute interactive workshop (or lecture) based on their own research topic, which may be used within an educational context. The aim of the training is to:

  • Gain insight into what teaching entails, by means of the Teaching Cycle.
  • Identify the target audience and tailoring content to the audience.
  • Analysing challenges during teaching activities.
  • Identify points of further (professional) development within the context of teaching.
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