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Corporate Academy

MicroLab - How to create an inclusive classroom

In this MicroLab you work on creating an inclusive classroom environment in which students, regardless of their backgrounds (for example nationality, ethnic background, gender, physical health, social class, previous education), feel involved and are able to show their talents.The topic of inclusive teaching will be approached from three different angles: the student’s perspective, (possible) teacher’s biases and culturally responsive teaching. In preparation for the MicroLab, you will be provided scientific insights on diversity and inclusion in higher education and a preparatory assignment. During the MicroLab session you work on your specific case together with the other participants.


Asynchronous activities: 15 October 2021 till 29 October 2021
Synchronous session: 29 October 2021 from 9.00-13.00 (on-site)


Online in Nestor learning environment and Blackboard Collaborate or on-site

Target group

The MicroLab is intended for lecturers who, based on their own teaching experiences, want to improve interactions with and among students to stimulate a classroom environment in which diverse groups of students feel included and have a successful study experience. No specific prior knowledge is required.

Study load

Asynchronous activities: 3 hours
Synchronous session: 4 hours

Price 450 EUR
Main language English

Participants can choose:

  • Handing in the assignment(s) for assessment and receiving a certificate of competence if sufficient
  • Receiving a certificate of participation

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this module you are:

  • more aware of the impact of your teaching on the sense of belonging and achievements of diverse groups of students.
  • more skilled to interact with your students from the perspective of diversity and inclusion, to manage collaboration between students from different backgrounds and/or to teach in a way that is challenging and appealing to diverse student groups

Demand oriented

This MicroLab is demand oriented which means you put a concrete issue you are dealing with forward. For example, you experience that you can’t fully reach certain groups of students during your lectures or your working groups: how can you involve them more? Or the collaboration in project groups between students with or without Dutch previous education doesn’t go well: how to improve the collaboration among your students?

Last modified:19 July 2021 12.20 p.m.