BKO module 3: Supervising students

BKO module 3: Supervising students

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For whom

This module is intended for non-Dutch-speaking lecturers or PhD candidates who are involved in supervising students in writing their Bachelor or Master thesis. This module is one of the core modules within the BKO trajectory for UvA lecturers.


After this module, you are able to:

  • adapt supervision and assessment to the goals of the supervision trajectory;
  • give constructive feedback;
  • adequately combine the roles of supervisor and assessor;
  • tailor your style of supervision to the needs of the individual student;
  • deal effectively with challenging cases;
  • limit the amount of time you invest to acceptable levels.


This module focuses on how participants can act most effectively in their roles of supervisor and assessor during a supervision trajectory. Ways of giving feedback are discussed: which are most supportive to the student’s learning and which have less effect. Different models and styles of supervision are explored and common problems discussed. Participants will be equipped with tools for efficient supervision and have the opportunity to practice with difficult situations such as conveying negative feedback. This means the module provides a mix of theoretical perspectives and hands-on practice.


The LEARN! Academy offers this course in one-on-one instruction. 

The LEARN! Academy offers an almost similar course for VU lecturers in Dutch: Begeleiding en beoordeling van stages en scripties. If you are able to take this course in Dutch, you are allowed to hand the assignments in English.


If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Sjoukje Colenbrander (see below for contact information).


For further information, please contact:

Sjoukje Colenbrander
T 020 59 86903  •  learnacademy@vu.nl