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 Media have been reporting about increased levels of stress and psychological problems among students in Higher Education. While some question to what extent this really is a serious problem, others describe this as one of the biggest challenges universities are currently confronted with. In our latest blog, student advisor Pia Harbers gives her take on the matter and suggests ways in which teaching staff can act.