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Teacher Professional Development in Higher Education

Training and coaching

For lecturers (who are or are not obliged to get a BKO certificate from Leiden University and other higher education institutes, we offer different types of training programs, ranging from one-hour sessions to training courses consisting of multiple daytime sessions.

Information regarding corona measures

From September 2021, we will offer all our (BKO) modules and other courses on location again. Of course, we take into account the applicable corona measures. If possible, the modules are planned in rooms where sufficient space can be kept between the participants. Occasionally that may not be possible; we will inform participants if this is the case.
If a participant prefers to follow a training online, we try to find a method for this by offering a separate online training. However, this is only possible if there are enough participants.

For lecturers (who are or are not obliged to get a BKO- certificate) from Leiden University and other higher education institutes, we offer different types of training programs, ranging from one-hour sessions to training courses consisting of multiple daytime sessions.

We offer tailor-made workshops or training courses suitable for your department or faculty.

The purpose of our courses is to support experienced and inexperienced lecturers and other educators in providing good education. In our supporting and advising task we use insights derived from scientific research about education and learning. The guiding principles of our work are the following:

We:

  • help lecturers to develop their own vision of good education;
  • take the lecturer’s own teaching situation as starting point;
  • use principles of cooperative learning;
  • use activating teaching principles techniques;
  • provide ready-to-use teaching suggestions;
  • practice what we preach;
  • build on scientific insights;

We aim to answer all questions, whether they are simple or complex. We take into account your individual needs and the daily practice of lecturing.

BKO (UTQ) modules

All our 5 BKO modules link to the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) final attainment levels; unfortunately it is not possible to obtain a BKO certification from ICLON.
In Leiden, the process of obtaining your BKO certification is organized per faculty. Please contact your faculty BKO coordinator for more information. In consultation with your faculty/programme, it can be determined which ICLON course certificates fit with your certification process.

We consider the five BKO modules to be a coherent program. Because we offer the possibility to attend the modules separately, the content of each module forms an independent unit. This means that a few didactic basic concepts are discussed in several modules. For each module, the trainer will adjust to the knowledge level of the group.

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