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Living Education Lab

Structure of the minor

This LDE Minor combines the domains of design thinking and technology-enhanced learning and teaching with interdisciplinary group work. You are guided through your individual learning path towards skilled educational innovators and researchers who know their way in the worlds of Education, Technology and Design and are able to apply this knowledge in educational practice. In a multidisciplinary group you will face real-life challenges you have to solve considering all important aspects of three domains involved.

The minor consists of two courses:

Watch this video presentation LDE-CEL minor: Living Education Lab for a short introduction of the minor.

For whom?

Students from all disciplines who are interested in education, technology and design thinking are welcome to participate. At the start of the minor the facilitators will compile the groups as diverse as possible so students are complementary in competencies and skills and learn from their peers. There is room for 90 students.

What will you learn?

After completing part A of this minor you will:

  • be able to compare and contrast learning paradigms and their implementation in education

  • know about different educational technologies and their affordances

  • know how these technologies are used for enhanced learning

  • know and understand the phases of Design Thinking and the associated activities and outcomes

After completing part B of this minor you have solved a given challenge, including:

  • specifying different instructional design and pedagogies

  • developing a conceptual design for an EdTech solution

  • applying the Design Thinking process


  • Total EC: 30

  • Start: September

  • Duration: 1 semester

  • Maximum number of students: 90

  • Language: English

  • Register: see separate tab below

Organisation and contact

This minor is organised by: ICLON Leiden, ErasmusX, LDE Centre for Education & Learning.

For general questions regarding the minor you can contact Inge Bork.


Information about how to register can be found on the separate tab below.

This minor did not start in september 2022.


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Living Education Lab – the Basics 15
Living Education Lab: Building a Challenge Solution 15


Students of Leiden University

Students of TU Delft

Students of Erasmus University Rotterdam