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CTL for novice and junior lecturers

Have you discovered a passion for teaching that you would like to develop further? At the VU Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL), you can develop your teaching repertoire and gain a better understanding of who you are as a teacher. You will learn to provide even better guidance to your students as they develop into analytical and independent professionals.

Challenging and easy to access
On this easy-access teacher development programme, we work together to improve the quality of teaching. Learning is a shared experience. That’s why, for every programme, we offer a safe and inclusive environment that encourages reflection, challenges you and focuses on growth.

Who is it intended for?
This programme is aimed at starting teachers and junior lecturers who aim to develop their teaching skills. If you have more than four years’ teaching experience, take a look at this page for teachers with a UTQ to find a programme that suits you better.

Programmes for starting and junior teachers

  • Start-to-teach-day
    During the Start-to-teach day, you will delve into the kind of teacher you want to be. We closely look at what the VU defines as good teaching. We also equip you with tools and techniques that help them in their early weeks of teaching. How do you prepare lessons? How do you interact with students and build a relationship? Etc.
  • Incubator for junior lecturers
    The place to be at VU Amsterdam for junior lecturers from all faculties to meet and inspire one another, swap experiences and develop further as experts in education.
  • Coaching on the job
    Want to spar with someone about your teaching, or have a question about your teaching practice? The VU Centre for Teaching and Learning facilitates coaching on the job; a short coaching programme in which you can participate free of charge.
  • VU Education Retreat
    Do you want to get inspired together with colleagues and broaden your horizon at a beautiful venue in nature? Then you are warmly welcome at the VU Education Retreat.

Programmes leading to a UTQ certificate
If you are looking for a programme that also qualifies, take a look at the following courses: