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.

Find all our blog posts here. Are you interested in contributing to the blog yourself? Click here. We welcome contributions from anyone interested in teaching and learning in higher education.

Latest blog: The first-ever FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog post by BA AC ‘Tutor of the Year 2016/2017’ Philip Post deals with engaging students in PBL tutorials. Philip presents ideas on how to create an atmosphere in which students feel comfortable to participate. He also makes suggestions on how to include more reserved students in the learning process. Finally, Philip presents some practical tips to liven up the PBL session and make it more dynamic.