Start to Lecture: Presentation/Instruction Practice

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
07, 14 and 21 May 2024 09:00 17:00 Steen, Jan 6 / 6 Add to waiting list
11, 18 & 25 October 2024 09:00 17:00 Campus Zijlmans, Annemarie 0 / 12 Apply
21, 28 Feb & 7 March 2025 09:00 17:00 Campus Smolenaars, Han 0 / 12 Apply
6, 13 & 20 June 2025 09:00 17:00 Campus Steen, Jan 1 / 12 Apply

Course description

We work with the Interactive Lecturing Model. Rather than simply “delivering" content (the Transmission Lecturing Model), lecturers create conditions that enable students to take a greater responsibility for their own learning. Interactive lecturing is a combination of engaging presentations and active learning.
In this training we will work on preparing and delivering engaging presentations/instructions and only touch on designing active learning. We will focus on practising presentation and instruction skills: you will give short presentations/instructions and receive feedback on your performance. We therefore work in small groups (4 to 6 participants). The training is held in English.

Target group

This training is aimed at Wageningen University staff with little or no teaching experience and/or who wish to improve their ability to prepare and deliver engaging presentations or instructions. Presentations or instructions that promote meaningful learning in a way that students find engaging.


After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Deliver an engaging presentation/instruction in an interactive lecture
  • Reflect on your own performance and that of colleagues
  • Use a lesson plan to prepare and structure your interactive lecture effectively and efficiently
  • Select learning activities that align with your learning outcomes


  • Developing your own personal focus areas
  • Using your (own) voice
  • Planning and structuring your lecture
  • Using supportive non-verbal behaviour
  • Using PowerPoint effectively


The training is based on 'learning by doing' and on 'learning by observing' and discussing the performances and observations.


Documents and knowledge clips in the Brightspace Lecturing.


You get a certificate that you can add to your UTQ portfolio.


Participation is free for staff of Wageningen University & Research.


We consider registration as final. When cancelled within four weeks before the training starts, we will charge your chair group the full price of the training plus costs that have been made in relation with your subscription (can be over €350 per training).