Course ObjectiveThis course aims to prepare students for coaching tasks in tutorials
and practical courses. Students will encounter aspects of
teacher-student interaction, including several models that are involved
in the coaching process.
Course ContentThe course contains various topics and activities. Students make an
analysis of various learning aims as well as prepare, conduct and
reflect on a presentation of a pre and post discussion regarding
tutorials and practical courses. They will observe and interpret the
application of problem solving and coaching models in tutorials and
practical courses. Attention will be paid to strengths and weaknesses
in models of teacher-student interaction. An important constituent is
the student's analysis of his/her own pattern of communication. Topics
on safety and lab journal procedures in practical courses as well as on
the grading of lab reports are also included.
Teaching Methods4 consecutive hours per week (seven weeks long):
- Group work
Method of Assessment- An essay on the strengths and weaknesses in a model of
- A learning report on presentations concerning predict, observe,
explain in practical work.
- A written analysis on grading lab reports.
- A written feedback on the planning of and enactment in tutorials.
LiteratureWill be provided.
Target AudiencemDDS, mChem, mPhys, mMath, mMNS, mSBI
Additional InformationThis course is compulsory for MSc students who become assistants in
practical courses and tutorials in the department of Chemistry and
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Moreover, the course is recommendable for any
MSc student who has a general interest in educational coaching
strategies and models.
Number of participants is limited to 24 (first-come, first-serve basis).
Custom Course RegistrationVUnet
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. J.E. van Muijlwijk-Koezen|
|Examiner||prof. dr. J.E. van Muijlwijk-Koezen|
dr. M. Wijtmans
prof. dr. J.E. van Muijlwijk-Koezen
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