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A good mentor according to UG students

After reading the article on the role of a mentor at the University of Groningen and discussing the question “what are the characteristics of a good mentor”, let’s now find …

Directive or facilitative feedback: a scale

In this step, you find some solutions for the previous assignment. However, there is no single right solution for the assignment. One and the same comment can for example be …

Formative feedback: how?

Introduction We all need feedback, whether you are an experienced athlete, a beginning teacher, a carpenter, or a student in Engineering or Philosophy. Feedback helps us to reflect on our …

Formative assessment

In this video, Anne will deal with the last building block of a course: assessment. There are two kinds of assessment: summative and formative. We will mainly focus on formative …

Word cloud: a good university teacher

At the beginning of this week, we asked you “what makes a university teacher a good teacher?”. Thank you all for your contributions! You can find a word cloud of …

Academic cultural differences

Students in transition between educational systems experience academic cultural differences. Unsurprisingly, these differences are even bigger for students who decide to study abroad. Certain aspects of teaching and learning, which …

Reflecting on three challenging situations

In this video three challenging teaching situations will be shown. A student who does not agree with the course content A student who did not bring her homework to class …

Dealing with challenging situations

In this video, Stacey and Dana will discuss some challenging situations they have faced and will provide you with some guidelines on how to deal with them. They will make …

Setting the tone

Explaining to the students what they can expect goes a long way toward preventing issues later on in the course. In this video, Stacey will provide some practical tips on …

Tips to enhance students’ growth mindset

We hope you picked up some valuable ideas from the previous discussion. In this article, Paul will share his ideas on how to enhance your students’ growth mindset. In order …

How mindset influences (study) motivation

In the previous video, Paul introduced a theory on motivation: the self-determination theory. This theory assumes that in order for people to function well, three universal and innate psychological needs …

Preparing a small group teaching session

In this video, Ine will go over some key items you should check when preparing for your first small group teaching session. You can download the checklist below to prepare …