Welcome to the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog!
Teaching and learning are at the heart of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS). Revolving around the principles of Problem-Based Learning, teaching and learning is student-centred. Students are in charge of their own learning process. Staff act as facilitators rather than as traditional lecturers.
Societal changes, governmental demands and an increasingly diverse and international student body offer new challenges and opportunities for programmes in higher education. Among the many factors that come into play are retention rates, employability and increased pressure on students to excel.
This blog offers a platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and opinions. Blog posts discuss particular challenges and situations in problem-based learning, novel ways of testing, use of digital tools, interactive lecturing, and so on.
Latest blog Last year’s winners of the annual FASoS Education Award, Maud Oostindie and Robin Schormans, discuss the importance of creating the right atmosphere for learning in PBL. Maud and Robin approach the tutorial as a site of performance – a metaphorical stage, in which individuals perform certain roles – and provide tips and tricks to make PBL-actors feel at ease in their roles.