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Active learning: more fun, better results

Students who are active learners are more engaged and have more fun. Compared to passive learners they are more successful in finishing their studies. To learn actively, we need to …

A good course design

In this animation we will introduce the three main building blocks of a course: the intended learning outcomes the teaching and learning activities the assessment and feedback tasks References Biggs, …

Why does pedagogy matter?

At the end of Week 1, Klaas asked you why you think it is important to know about educational principles when teaching a course. In this video, Klaas will give …

Circle of influence

As you could see in the previous steps, working as a student at a university has many benefits and can lead to many opportunities. But it also has its limitations. …

Professional behaviour: solving cases

In the previous step we asked you to reflect on two cases regarding professional behaviour. Let’s now take a look at how you could deal with them in a professional …

Successfully involving students

A student assistantship, participation in one of the councils or being part of a board of a student association is a perfect opportunity to take a look behind the scenes …

Responsibility, commitment & confidentiality

In this video, Leon will explain how to deal with responsibility, commitment and confidentiality when you are working as a student at your university. The students involved at the University …

Professional behaviour framework: protocol

In this video, Simon will explain the “protocol” part of the professional behaviour framework about procedures and task distribution. View Simon’s profile on FutureLearn.

Professional behaviour framework: in control

In this video, Jon will explain the “in control” part of the professional behaviour framework about expectation management and clear communication. View Jon’s profile on FutureLearn.

Professional behaviour framework

Students at Nestorsupport (the helpdesk of the online learning environment of the University of Groningen) have to act professionally at all times. But what is professional behaviour? As you probably …

Professional Behaviour as a Student Assistant

Why do we consider behaving professionally important? Please read the following story: Imagine that you are a first-year student at university and you have to follow a course in History …

Students sharing their stories

Listen to the interviews with various student assistants, board members and students involved in the governing bodies of the university. The students will share their experiences, their motivation and why …

Interview with the vice-chancellor

In this short interview the vice-chancellor of the University of Groningen, Elmer Sterken will explain why the university actively involves students in its organisation. He will also share his dream …

Introduction to Week 1

In this step, Klaas will introduce you to Week 1. The week will start with exploring the various roles students can have at an higher education institution. We will use …

Wrapping up Week 5

This step marks the end of the course. Ine, Klaas, Robbert and all the student assistants would like to thank you for your contributions. We hope you have enjoyed the …