Teaching in University Science Laboratories (Developing best practice) - Online course

Posted by @natasabrouwer on April 16, 2022, 2:19 p.m. Contact: @natasabrouwer


Motivation for this project

Laboratory classes are an essential component of chemistry curricula. However, the effectiveness of laboratory classes is often not achieved to their full potential. To improve the teaching in laboratory classes, the ECTN working group Lecturing Qualifications and Innovative Teaching Methods is developing an online course entitled “Teaching in University Science Laboratories (Developing Best Practice)”. The course is targeted at relatively inexperienced university teachers. The course is set up on the MOOC platform Coursera. The first trial of this course was a small private online course (SPOC) started from December 2017 to February 2018. The second trial started on November 12 2018.

The course will be available as a MOOC (massive open online course) from the academic year 2019-2020. In 2019 the start of the course will be on October 14. The dates will be published on the ECTN website.

Read: Summary of the MOOC: Teaching in University Science Laboratories (Developing Best Practice)


Leader ECTN working group Lecturing qualifications and Innovative teaching methods: Natasa Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)

Core group members:

  • Nataša Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)
  • Iwona Maciejowska, (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
  • Claire McDonnell (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
  • Mauro Mocerino (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
  • Gunther Fleerackers (University College Leuven-Limburg, Belgium)
  • Bill Byers (Ulster University, United Kingdom)
  • Nineta Hrastelj Majcen (EuCheMS, EU)

Start project: 2015

End project:


Website ECTN Working group: http://ectn.eu/work-groups/lecturing-qualification...


Original author: Natasa Brouwer
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