Teaching at university level is an exciting but complex task. New lecturers often have many questions about the provision of high-quality education.

  • How can I activate my students in a targeted way or integrate a blended learning approach?
  • How do I draw up tests in a valid and reliable manner?
  • And how can I contribute to the field of education within the programme or faculty?

These and other questions about high-quality teaching are at the centre of our modular programme for new lecturers.

Successful participation in this programme falls under the professionalisation criterion as mentioned in the evaluation grid for senior academic staff (Dutch: zelfstandig academisch personeel, ZAP) at UAntwerp. The qualification is also recognised by all Dutch universities thanks to the agreement of October 2011 regarding mutual BKO recognition between the Dutch VSNU and UAntwerp. (BKO: BasisKwalificatie Onderwijs, University Teaching Qualification)

Target group

The programme is only open to academic staff at the University of Antwerp. The lecturer training programme is primarily aimed at recently appointed ZAP members (i.e. lecturers and senior lecturers) at the University of Antwerp. Doctoral assistants, postdoc researchers and OP members can participate if they are fully responsible for their teaching assignments.  Members of staff who play a purely supportive role in teaching assignments can take ECHO’s offer for assistants.

Official language

The lecturer training is mainly taught in Dutch. This means that Dutch is spoken during the group input sessions. Most of the supporting documents (module information, learning materials, etc.) are also in Dutch.

In Spring 2024 the module 'Design your course' will be fully offered in English. The Design Your Course module is equivalent to the Dutch-language module 'Ontwerpen van Onderwijs' of the ECHO lecturer training. All information on the English-language module can be found here.

Questions or suggestions?

For further information or if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact ECHO: joke.heyman@uantwerpen.be or ann.stes@uantwerpen.be. ​