Make education fun, challenging and meaningful
Every year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) organises the UvA Create a Course Challenge, in which you as a student can think along with us about how teaching should be organised, what courses should be taught, the kinds of methods that should be used and the roles students and lecturers should play.
This Challenge invites you as a student to step outside the box and think about how education can be fun, challenging and meaningful.
How does it work?
The Create a Course Challenge consists of four rounds. First, submit the first draft of your idea before 10 October.
Then you'll have time to develop your course in more detail using our Action Plan, which you'll hand in before 31 October. Our curriculum developers will select the best ten ideas, and all UvA students and staff may once vote for their top three between 7 and 16 November.
The five students with the most votes will pitch their ideas during the live finale on November 24. That evening, the jury will choose one winner. Together with the curriculum experts of the IIS, the winner will immediately start working on further developing the course. The winning course will be offered as an IIS elective to the entire UvA community next academic year.
Curious about the winning course from a previous edition of the Create a Course Challenge? Read the interview with Thijs Rebel about his course 'Digital Warfare: The Future of Cyberthreats in the Twenty-first Century'.
Do you have an original idea for a new UvA course? This is your chance to realise your vision on education. Submit the first draft of your idea before 10 October.