Taste of teaching (2,0 ECTS)



Dates & Time 2018/2019


8, 9 October   09.00 - 17.00 hrs. 

   10 October  09.00 -  12.30 hrs.; 16 January 2019 13.30 - 17.00 hrs.; 


1, 2 April   09.00 - 17.00 hrs. 

    3 April   09.00 -  12.30 hrs.; 3 July 2019 13.30 - 17.00 hrs.; 

1, 2 July   09.00 - 17.00 hrs. 

     3 July  09.00 -  12.30 hrs.; 9 october 2019 13.30 - 17.00 hrs.; 


Drienerburght, UT

Duration and time investment

The course consists of 2 1/2 days training and 2 assignments with a 1/2 day come back for reflection on the assignments.

The total study load is 2 EC (including preparation and assignment).

Group size

Maximum 24 participants


The Taste of Teaching course is especially offered to PhD candidates engaged in teaching, either as a task and/or as part of their own skills development. It is specially designed in response to concerns from PNN (Promovendi Network Nederland) and P-NUT (PhD Network UT). It caters for larger numbers of PhDs and is indispensable for those who are going to teach. 

General aim and learning Outcomes

The general aim of this course is the development of teaching skills for PhD candidates with teaching tasks. In this course you will follow the life of a PhD candidate on his first steps on the teaching path. Several real obstacles and dilemmas on this journey come across. Together, through educational theories, exercises and collaboration we will tackle these issues. In this way common beginning teaching problems and positive experiences shall be shared.

Upon completion of the course the PhD candidate...

  • has an educational vision,
  • can prepare a complete and accurate lesson plan,
  • can perform teaching activities that focus on effective and activating student learning,
  • has reflected on teaching activities and implements continues improvement activities.


Main subjects of the program are preparation and implementation of an educational meeting and how to supervise students in an effective way. Next to a basic program there is also room for own/personal learning questions. 

The bootcamp method of this course refers to an interactive and dynamic way of working by several proven educational theories but especially intensive exercises, feedback and collaboration with trainers and peers. One PhD candidate can be supportive to another candidate to get him/her on a higher teaching level.

The course is facilitated by trainers of the Centre of Expertise in Learning and Teaching (CELT) of the University of Twente.
Participating in the Taste of Teaching bootcamp provides you 2 EC, which can be increased to 5 EC when combined with actual teaching (and preparation) hours in your department. 

Finally, during the Taste of Teaching it is possible to already work on your UTQ. The program covers competence 2 of the (5) UTQ competences (4TU, october 2016). For using this course for UTQ purposes additional requirements have been formulated.

Click here for the Taste of Teaching flyer 

Contact address 

In case of questions or remarks, sent us an e-mail: tasteofteaching@utwente.nl 

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