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FSW Education fair 2024


Celebrate the approaching end of this academic year with us at the FSW EDUCATION FAIR (6 June 1-6 pm)! This event for everyone who teaches at FSW is the opportunity to hear from colleagues who have developed and implemented educational innovations. You can also attend workshops and think with us about our education policy. We hope to inspire you for your education in 24-25! 

The programme


Lunch & Pressure cooker, Faculteitsbureau 4e verdieping 
Step into this pressure cooker session to talk with educational directors, policy makers and fellow teachers about the future of student-teacher contact hours. If student participation in lectures is declining or if knowledge transfer is located outside of contact hours, then how can you ensure that students acknowledge the added value of contact hours and what needs to change in the curriculum or in policy to make this happen? The goal of this session is not necessarily to come up with groundbreaking solutions, but rather to stimulate thought, encourage dialogue, and generate ideas through speed-dating style discussions.

14:00 Workshop round 1

Handing over control: Organising student-led sessions – Ellen van Reuler (Political Science), 1A.25
What happens when you give small groups of students the full responsibility for preparing and delivering seminars? (Sneak preview: they completely blew my expectations) This workshop starts with a brief presentation on student-led sessions answering questions such as: Why would one opt for such a pedagogical approach? What practical issues should one consider? I will also share do’s and don’ts for students as well as instructors formulated by the students who participated in the student-led sessions. Afterwards we explore what student-led sessions could look like in your courses.   

  GenAI for teachers - Mieneke van der Salm (SOLO), 1A.37
Generative AI is here to stay and we are learning more about its applications every day. ChatGPT and its likes have a lot of consequences for the way we teach and assess, but they also offer opportunities, both pedagogically and professionally. Join SOLO’s Mieneke van der Salm to explore the possibilities that GenAI (ChatGPT) offers teachers to both reduce workload and to improve the quality of their teaching.  
  Diversiteit in de collegezaal: toegankelijke hoorcolleges in 3 stappen – Suzanne Mol (Pedagogische Wetenschappen), 1A.01

This workshop is in Dutch only. Wil je aan de slag met het inclusiever of toegankelijker maken van je hoorcolleges, maar weet je nog niet goed hoe? In deze workshop krijg je toegang tot de nieuwe, online kennismodule die is ontwikkeld binnen het Comeniusproject "Effectief Onderwijs voor Alle Studenten". Neem je laptop mee en pas de drie stappen van deze kennismodule direct toe op de slides van één van je eigen colleges!

15:00 Workshop round 2
  Quick wins in teaching: small changes that impact your efficiency and effectiveness – Anthea Aerts (LLInC), 1A.01
Do you struggle with managing your teaching time? Do you want students to be more engaged? Are you open to making changes, but unwilling to completely overhaul your course or teaching style? If your answer to these questions is 'yes', then this might be the workshop for you! This workshop is designed to share practical and easy-to-implement strategies that can make a difference in your teaching. Learn from and share experiences with colleagues in this interactive session.
  RIDE to the future: planning your teacher development – Laura Schneider (FSW Onderwijsbeleid), 1A.25
Do you want to identify your strong suits and development possibilities in terms of didactical skills, educational design, and more? Would you like to match your development needs to the opportunities at the faculty and university level? Join the intervision meeting, where you will work with the newly developed RIDE instrument, together with some of your colleagues and Laura Schneider (who can tell you more about professional development at our faculty). Everyone is welcome: those who just started teaching, those who’ve recently obtained their BKO, as well as seasoned professionals!  
  How to write a Grassroots/Grass Shoots proposal – Mieneke van der Salm (SOLO), 1A.37
Each academic year the FSW awards Grassroots and Grass Shoots grants to stimulate and support educational innovation. But how to write a successful proposal? Why do you need to formulate a theory of change? And what does the committee consider innovative? Join Grassroots/Grass Shoots coordinator Mieneke van der Salm (SOLO) to learn the answers to these questions and get more tips on writing your Grassroots or Grass Shoots proposal. 
16:00 Keynote + Q&A: The art and science of autonomous learning - David Ehrhardt (Leiden University College), Centrale hal

Autonomous learning is one of the most important skills that higher education can help students develop. The award-winning Learning Mindset (LM) project uses an iterative model of autonomous thinking and learning that combines the skills of self-regulation with the reflective process of building a dynamic understanding of one’s own goals and capacities. Based on the experiences accumulated in the LM project, David will outline some ways in which this complex notion of autonomy can be translated in to simple - but powerful - teaching tools to promote autonomous learning. After the talk, you can easily try these in your own classes. Early-stage research into the effects of these tools shows that this can result not only in increased student motivation, better learning attitudes and better outcomes, but also in more rewarding (and fun!) teaching experiences.

17:00 Informationmarket & Drinks, Centrale hal 

Virtual Speech: improving student pitching skills with VR – Francesco Walker (Psychology), Maarten Struijk (SOLO) 
The Art of Applying Psychology course places great importance on presentation skills, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping students' future careers. Proficiency in presentations influences success in job interviews and the capacity to convey ideas convincingly to diverse audiences. Virtual Speech offers students the possibility to practice and improve their pitches in immersive virtual reality environments, engaging with virtual audiences across various scenarios such as conferences and job interviews. Join us and try it for yourself! 


Grassroots showcase: The Student Experience for Teachers in Brightspace - Rianne Weber 
The Student Experience for Teachers (SET) is a Brightspace course aimed at showing teachers what Brightspace looks like from a student's perspective. It provides practical examples of various educational tools, from discussion forums and quizzes to peer review and automated feedback. By enrolling in this course as a student and seeing everything Brightspace has to offer, we hope teachers will be inspired to use new tools in their own courses. 


Opportunities for educational innovation at a university and national level - Anna Terra Verhage (SAZ)
Speak to a policy advisor from Strategy and Academic Affairs about the Comenius fellowships and other funding opportunities at a university and national level.


Opportunities for educational innovation at an international level - Theo Poumpalov and Ivo Bles (SOZ/International Relations)
Talk to subsidies advisors from International Relations (SOZ) about the different opportunities from the Erasmus+ programme, VIS, and more.

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