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Lecturers share knowledge during expert meetings on educational innovation

Interculturality, diversity and digital skills. These were themes on which lecturers shared their experiences during expert meetings on educational innovation. During each meeting, six instructors gave a short presentation on their respective projects. This was followed by a discussion in which they enthusiastically exchanged ideas about their projects and explored possibilities for cooperation.

Liesbeth Adelmeijer is an educational advisor and supervises the educational innovation projects. She says: "the projects turned out to have even more of an overlap than we initially thought. We are now going to look at how good ideas about cooperation and educational development can be taken even further."

During the first meeting, Aya Ezawa started the discussion on interculturality and diversity in education. After that, the use of primary sources and diversity in test forms, such as multimedia projects, were discussed. This was the result of Mirjam de Bruijn's presentation on qualitative research methods in a, to be developed, skills hub.

Liesbeth: "Partly as a result of these discussions, we are going to look at how we can reach such a skills hub. Lecturers themselves came up with the idea of giving workshops for colleagues, and we are going to organise that as well!”

At the meeting on digital skills, Sybille Lammes discussed how digital tools are used to research and present visual media in the Arts, Media and Society specialisation of the BA Art History. As a result of the presentations, various options for assessing group work were discussed. Various forms of digital examination, assessment of new skills in education, training of lecturers and students in digital skills, an exchange of experiences and the use of digital tools in different settings were also discussed. The next lecturers’ meeting  that will be organized will be on the theme of labour market preparation.


Within the framework of educational approach, expert meetings are organised for teachers who lead innovation projects. In 2018 and 2019, a total of 30 grants were awarded to improve courses, specialisations or curricula as a whole. The lecturers share their knowledge and experience with other lecturers in themed meetings and receive personalised support from educational advisors Marlous Dekker and Liesbeth Adelmeijer and by Anna Benjamins and Ferdinand Harmsen of ECOLe in the field of ICT and education.

Do you want to be kept informed of the activities concerning educational innovation or do you have any questions or ideas about this topic? Please contact Liesbeth Adelmeijer or Sanne Arens via onderwijsvisie@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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