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MicroLab: How to supervise thesis students

Many employees at the Erasmus University will supervise students during their academic career. But how do you supervise students well? This MicroLab will focus on different areas of student supervision and coaching skills, such as giving constructive feedback, active listening, motivating your students, and provides practical models to work with during your supervision.

Target group
Training course

Target group and required prior knowledge

The MicroLab is intended for lecturers, PhD students, or supervisors who want to improve their coaching skills in supervising students during their writing process. No specific prior knowledge is required.

Goals / competencies

After this MicroLab you are able to apply basic supervision skills to support students in writing their thesis. You are able to:

  • Ask effective questions to stimulate student reflection.
  • Identify students’ needs by (active) listening on deeper levels.
  • Empower your students and provide structure by applying the GROW model.

Content, form and time investment

This MicroLab has a blended format which means you will do preparatory assignments in a Canvas environment which will give you the prior knowledge you need for the MicroLab sessions. There is one session for this MicroLab. The session and preparatory assignments are mandatory. For the preparatory assignments you will watch interactive videos, readings and put forward your own input and experience (if any). During the MicroLab session, we will discuss the input and use different tools to work with the models and content. The MicroLab concludes with a Proof of Competence, in which you show how you will use your new supervising skills in practice. The Proof of Competence can also be found in the Canvas environment and can be made after the MicroLab session. The total time investment is approximately 7 hours (including preparation time, 3 hours MicroLab session, time spend on Proof of Competence).

Earn an Edubadge

You finish the MicroLab with a Proof of Competence. You will then receive an Edubadge. This is a digital, visual certificate which you can share on e.g. LinkedIn. Interested parties can immediately click on the certificate to find out what you have done to achieve the EduBadge.





3 July 2024 13:00 - 16:00

Education Lab
☀️ MicroLab Summer Festival ☀️

Signing up for this MicroLab

*This MicroLab is open for all teacher from the LDE Universities. Teachers from Leiden and Delft can sign up by sending an e-mail to training@risbo.eur.nl.

Enrollment for this MicroLab closes two weeks before the scheduled dates.

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