09 (Group) Assignments: design, supervision, feedback & assessment

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
28 Nov and 19 Dec 2017
28 Nov lunch meeting only
09:00 17:00 Wageningen, tba. Zijlmans, Annemarie 4 / 14 Registration ended at 21/11/2017
29 October & 22 November 2018 09:00 18:00 Wageningen Zijlmans, Annemarie Registration ended at 06/10/2018

Course description

(Group) assignments offer great opportunities for deep learning in realistic contexts. The challenge is to design assignments which stimulate the intended learning. In this blended course you develop or reconsider the design of your (group) assignment. Furthermore, you will explore different types of supervision and make an informed decision on the guidance you will provide your students.

Other subjects which are useful to consider when working with an (group)assignment in your course are:

- Is a (group)assignment appropriate for the learning outcomes in your course?
- How will the students be guided?
- How will students receive feedback and from whom? 
- If students need to work in groups, there are additional decisions to make (for example: how do you form groups? And how to assign grades)

On 28th November we will have a lunch meeting as the start of this training. In this meeting you will meet other participants and you will get an overview of the training and an explanation about the online activities you need to prepare before the class meeting on December 19th. 

Target Group

Lecturers who want to optimize the design of their group assignments and want to learn more about their role as a supervisor.


Aligned design of (group) assignments
Writing clear instructions for (group) assignments
Guiding students learning process and organising feedback 
Assessing (group) assignments


Create  an assignment or analyse the design of your own assignment(s), redesign if necessary
Consider feedback options, adjust feedback design to intended learning outcomes
Sharing experiencing with fellow participants
Practice instruction and supervising skills




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Participation is free for Wageningen University & Research staff involved in teaching WU courses.


We consider registration as final. When cancelled within three weeks before the activity starts, your chair group will be charged all costs of your subscription (€350,-).

If there are not enough participants in the course, Educational Staff Development may cancel the course and notify you at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the course.