Educational themes

Get inspired! An overview of useful teaching approaches and examples of best practices.

Each chapter provides a brief overview of the most relevant teaching approaches related to the educational themes and clarifies how this approach can be implemented in practice. For those who want to learn in more depth a selection of further reading is recommended.  In addition, the relevance to Leiden University’s ambitions, the importance of the theme within the context of Higher Education, and the key aspects of implementation in practice are explained. Each theme is illustrated with examples of best practice at Leiden University and includes practical tips to get started with implementation.

Themes of the Learning@Leiden vision:

Inquiry-based and research-based teaching and learning


Activating teaching


Differentiation in learning


Transferrable skills


Enhancing employability


Engagement with society


Application of technology in teaching and learning


Internationalisation and diversity


Additional overarching chapters