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The Active Learning Network & Saltswat Pilot Program

2 joint initiatives began in 2019 which attempt to connect the various efforts around active learning at Leiden University: the active learning network, and the Saltswat project.

Active Learning Network

To build on existing momentum, we are a regular meeting for a network of people interested in the topic. Anyone is welcome to join, either as an active member or subscriber to news. The network is for academic and non-academic staff, and students are also very welcome in the network. 

How do we share expertise? What do we need to take our ambitions further? What are the factors connected to the design and support of learning spaces, and how can we deal with them?

Goals of the network

  • See the existing active learning rooms in the University
  • Hear from teachers who use these rooms
  • Hear how the rooms came to be
  • Meet a cross-functional group interested in teaching in an active way
  • Shape the agenda and deliverables of the network

Join the network.

You can sign-up here. 



SALTSWAT -- a project which combines the Spaces for Active Learning & Teaching and the Support wtih Active Teaching -- began in Mid-2019 and is running in pilot until the summer of 2020. The purpose of the project is to find answers to the question of how to systematically accerlate 'active teaching and learning' at Leiden University. 4 pilot groups have joined the project in the initiation phase. Read more about these groups below.

The project is a collaboration between Centre for Innovation, ICLON, and UFB. 

The collaborative structure of project is designed to provide support on both the spaces & pedagogy required for effective active learning. 

Goals of the Pilot Program

To test how most effectively to support teachers and operationalise spaces for active learning. What needs to be supported by a network which spans the University, and what needs to be done differently in each faculty?

These groups were chosen after a call-out was distrubuted through all faculties in early 2019.

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