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Teaching assistance 2: Town and country


Compulsory attendance


Admission requirements

Admission to the RMA-programme.


In this course RMA-students will gain experience in various aspects of academic teaching, including assessment, organisation, providing feedback and the development of teaching modules.
Within the track various possible options exist to train these hands-on skills. For example:
(1) assisting in BA seminars such as Dood en Begraven in het Oude Nabije Oosten en Egypte, The Economy of Food in the Ancient Near East or The Forum Romanum and the Palatine: Spaces that Mattered.
(2) organising graduate activities, such as the MA-course Debates in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, Roman Imperialism Reloaded, the research seminar, or workshops and symposia that will be organised in 2013-2014.
This course will be put together on an ‘a la carte’ basis, depending on the numbers of students, their interests and the needs and possibilities of Near Eastern and Mediterranean teaching staff.

Course objectives

  • Ability to set up a seminar;

  • Knowledge of editing papers;

  • Experience in coaching students in cooperation with staff;

  • Ability to assess the quality of papers according to a prescribed protocol;

  • Ability to formulate discussion points.

Mode of instruction

Supervision of assistance during the course, on the job training of capacities.

Assessment method

The overall teaching and coaching skills will be evaluated by the track leader on the basis of the overall performance. Students will be expected to write a short report on their activities.

Assessment deadline

Depends on the activities.


There is no need to register for this course.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr. P.M.M.G. Akkermans.