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Coaching and intervision

The education coaches of the faculty of Humanities offer (beginning) lecturers individual support and intervision and act as sparring partners for more experienced lecturers who are looking to improve their skills.

Education coaches and intervision

The two education coaches are Maarten van Leeuwen and Astrid Van Weyenberg. They help lecturers starting out to get their University Teaching Qualification (BKO) with one-to-one conversations. For more experienced lecturers wishing to hone their didactic skills, they act as sparring partners. They also offer intervision in peer groups.

Read this interview with the coaches: 5 questions for the teacher coaches

Register for the intervision groups for lecturers

You can enroll in one of the intervision groups, in which you get the opportunity to discuss with peers your own classroom experiences and dilemmas. The education coaches will also address specific themes, e.g. planning & organization of your course, activating & motivating students, examination and assessment, diversity & inclusivity, thesis supervision, AI/ChatGPT and reflecting & evaluating. The intervision groups meet on campus four times per semester.

A participant’s reaction

'The engaging part is that everybody in the intervision group actively participates, which often leads to surprising new insights and concrete tips. Since the intervision groups consist of lecturers from different backgrounds, who offer education at a lot of different study programmes, there is a lot of variation in the discussed themes.'

BKO lecture observation

You can ask us to observe and evaluate one of your lectures (a requirement for your BKO portfolio). Please make these requests at least 3 weeks in advance and make sure that you plan these observations well in time before your BKO portfolio deadline. Should many observation requests come at the same time, we will ask you to propose an alternative date; please keep this in mind when planning your requests. Please e-mail your requests to onderwijscoaches@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Individual coaching and didactic tips

Do you have specific questions about your teaching practice? Would you like to receive feedback on teaching-related issues? You can contact us for individual support.

Are you interested in general didactic tips or do you want to expand your repertoire of didactic skills? Contact the O&K education advisor Annebeth Simonsz at oenk@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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