Present-day Practicals

Present-day Practicals

On the 29th of August 2017 we organised our first national symposium, together with Janine Geerling and Marjo de Graauw from Leiden University. We’re looking back on a great Symposium!

Over 60 participants (teachers, educational advisors, ICTO members) from around the Netherlands joined to hear various speakers sharing insights on this year’s focus from recent educational literature and from their own experiences. The participants learned why the cognitive overload of students is often immense during undergraduate practicals, that the learning outcomes should be better aligned with the learning activities and assessments, and that students learn most when implementing a whole-task during a practical course. Five speakers from Wageningen University, Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University showed the participants how the digital support tool LabBuddy is used to overcome one or more of these issues in their own practical courses.

If you would like to get more ideas on making your laboratory courses more effective and enjoyable, you might want to check out https://twitter.com/labclassbuddy.