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Involve your students

Involve your students

Involving students in their education can help to make education more successful. After all, education is for students, so taking the insights and perspectives of this group into account could lead to education being more in tune with the students’ experience, level, and needs. This can lead to more effective education.

You can involve students in different ways and on various levels. For instance by:

  • Informing students about the teaching method or tool you will use, and what is expected from students. In this way, students know what they can expect from the course and what the selected teaching method can bring them, which can increase their motivation.
  • Activating students during education.
  • Evaluating education with students. You can, for instance, organise a mid-term evaluation while the course is running instead of only having an evaluation at the end of a course.
  • Co-creating education with students. Co-creation means that teachers design education in collaboration with their students. You can choose to co-create an entirely new course with your students, but you can also start on a smaller scale by only co-creating parts of a course or by redesigning an existing course together with your students.

Would you like to know more about how to involve your students? Check out what we have to offer, and choose the form that suits you best!

Would you like to learn how you can increase student involvement in your education? The advanced part of the online training course (Re-)Design Your Curriculum with Blended Learning deals with co-creation and informing and activating your students.

Blended learning for student assistants

This online training course was designed especially for student assistants who would like to contribute to new opportunities in education, and would like to know more about blended learning. You can choose from a variety of topics offered:
– Developing education: brainstorming about the organisation of the course and preparing online- and face-to-face activities.
– Teaching: ins & outs of online- and face-to-face teaching methods and interaction with students.
– Feedback & testing: the opportunities to give digital feedback and use peer feedback.
– Tools: practical information about a variety of tools (apps, programs, or resources) that you can use in your education.

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If you would like to work on student involvement and find out if co-creation and/or informing or activating students might play a larger role in your curriculum, then you can request a workshop on the topic for yourself, your team, and perhaps even your students! Or if you would rather have a face-to-face meeting, we can arrange that too!

Do you have an idea about how you can use student involvement in your curriculum? Then please contact us, and we can arrange tailor our support to your needs.

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The matrix below provides an overview of the various ways you can collaborate with students at different moments and levels.

Click here to open the inspiration matrix in a new page.

Would you like to inform your students about blended learning? Then try some of the following materials:

Educate-it student site

  • Here, students can find information about blended learning, the online tools used in their education, and the tools that they would like to use themselves. The site also provides general information about the Educate-it programme. There is also an online memo board where students can post their own ideas or questions.

Animation about blended learning

  • This animation is ideal for informing students about the definition of blended learning, what it entails, and what benefits it can provide, all at the start of a blended course.

Short online training course about blended learning

  • This short online training course introduces students to the basic characteristics of blended learning. They can complete the online course at their own speed, and at the time and place of their choosing.

Online training course about blended learning for student assistants

  • This more detailed training course has been developed for student assistants and students who play a more active role, such as during a co-creation project. This course deals with designing a blended course, and can be completed at one’s own speed, at a time and place that is most convenient.

There is also material available to help your students prepare to use a specific tool;

You can find more information about activating education at the activating teaching topic page.

If you would like to know which online tools you can use to improve your education, then take a look at the toolwijzer!

If you would like to find inspiration in what your colleagues have done to improve their education, then visit the inspiration page!