Maastricht University Centre for Teaching & Learning
EDLAB brings together the Maastricht University Teaching & Learning community to enhance education practices and enrich the student learning experience.
Our mission is to:
- Foster a strong foundation for quality education through innovation.
- Facilitate professional development in the field of education.
- Conduct impactful education research.
- Cultivate meaningful connections within the education community.
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- Established in 2015
- Led by Ellen Bastiaens
- Five interrelated areas of expertise
- An international team with education and academic expertise
- >700 UM staff involved in EDLAB activities
- >200 UM students involved in Excellence programmes
- 12 education grants allocated to UM teaching staff
- >30 education consults
Activities and events
21 Feb 27 Feb17:00 - 18:00
Calling UM students of all backgrounds, ages, and study programmes who want their voices to be the driving force behind a brighter, more supportive future for student advising!
26 Feb14:00 - 16:00
In this session, you will learn how we produced different 360-degree videos and how we embedded these in our education.
28 Feb13:30 - 15:00
Join us for an interactive information session about the EDLAB Education Research Grants!
Click here for the full list of activities and events offered at EDLAB.
When Martijn Boussé won an EDLAB Education Innovation Grant in 2022, he was convinced that documenting his innovation journey from the start through video would add significant value for both the project itself and his students. Watch the (amazing) result!
EDLAB invites Maastricht University academic and support staff to apply for an EDLAB education research grant à €10.000, -.
EDLAB – Maastricht University Centre for Teaching & Learning is looking for five students to join the EDLAB Student Advisory Board (ESAB)!
Click here to go to EDLAB's news page.
Explore EDLAB from four different perspectives in this interactive video
Follow Jr. Innovation Coordinator Lena Gromotka, and discover EDLAB's activities and services as she speaks with Jacob Ward, a history teacher and researcher at FASoS, Therese Grohnert, an education researcher and teacher at SBE, and Daniel Rivera, a recent graduate of the PREMIUM honours programme coordinated by EDLAB.
The video also showcases the vibrant community of educators and learners during the yearly UM Education Days held at EDLAB.
Expertise, support and connection
EDLAB is dedicated to cultivating a culture of educational innovation and development at Maastricht University (UM), benefitting teachers, education researchers, and students.
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We offer a diverse array of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, encompassing workshops, training courses, and online resources. Furthermore, we extend support through education innovation grants, education research grants, and education research fellowships. Beyond these offerings, EDLAB hosts a variety of events such as conferences, seminars, the annual UM Education Days, as well as interactive Teach-Meet and Student-Meet sessions. These gatherings serve as valuable platforms for networking and gaining insights from experts in the field.
Are you edUMinded?
Our commitment to fostering dialogue and engagement is further demonstrated through our online magazine, edUMinded. This platform serves as a dynamic space to showcase the perspectives and experiences of the Teaching & Learning community at Maastricht University, encouraging ongoing conversations and connections among education enthusiasts in Maastricht and beyond.
Visit edUMinded, EDLAB's online magazine on Teaching & Learning.
UM Education Days
The UM Education Days are like a great candy shop, where we can look at what others have done, have created, and showcase our own work.
Assessment, tutoring, advising, technology, inclusivity, feedback, educational design, and much more! EDLAB's annual UM Education Days are a dedicated moment for the Maastricht University Teaching & Learning community to come together and exchange, share, learn, discuss and enjoy all things education. Visit our UM Education Days 2023 recap.
The next edition of the UM Education Days will take place on 12-13 June 2024. Mark your calendar!
Collaborating with students
Maastricht University offers a range of Excellence programmes for ambitious, motivated, and high-performing students. At EDLAB, we further develop, implement, and centrally coordinate these programmes. In a challenging, interdisciplinary learning environment, students engage in extracurricular opportunities that help them develop their talents, increase their knowledge, and strengthen their CVs.
ESAB: Students as education partners
The EDLAB Student Advisory Board (ESAB) represents the student community and hosts several Student-Meet sessions throughout the year.
EDLAB engages with external parties and stakeholders in the field of knowledge on education, be they teaching staff from other education institutes, organisations that collaborate with EDLAB's Excellence programmes, external professional training companies, or other Centres for Teaching & Learning in the Netherlands and abroad.