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The UvA Hour of Education is an hour of appreciation and attention for education, for the successes and setbacks of the past year. Didactic and technological skills are challenged and we learn about what flexibility and digitalisation mean for education.

Event details of UvA Hour of Education
Date 25 May 2021
Time 14:30 -15:30


14:30   Opening by Rector Magnificus Karen Maex
14:35   Keynote interview with Prof Dr Monique Volman about results of her research on online education
14:50   Q&A with Monique Volman
15:00   Announcement of faculty winners of the UvA Lecturer of the Year award 2021
15:25   Ending

This event is presented from the Hybrid Learning Theatre and takes place on online.

Dr. J. (Jessica) Piotrowski


Prof Dr Monique Volman

Online education

Professor Monique Volman researched how UvA lecturers organized online teaching in the past year and what their experiences were. Nearly 1000 UvA lecturers completed a survey and 32 lecturers spoke in focus groups about how they stimulated online interaction and learning. Dr Jessica Piotrowski interviews her about the results of this study, and about the lessons we can learn from the experience of a year of online education. Starting from 'emergency remote teaching', we eventually learned a lot about what does and does not work. And equally important: we now know even better why meeting on campus is so important.

About Monique Volman

Prof Dr Monique Volman is Professor of Educational Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and program leader of the Educational Sciences research program of the Research Institute of Child Development and Education (CDE) at the University of Amsterdam. She is also a member of the Onderwijsraad. In her research, she works together with teachers, school leaders and school boards on educational improvement and an inquisitive culture in primary and secondary education. As a faculty professor, she wants to create an inquisitive culture in regards to education at the UvA.