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 Students often struggle with pre-discussions, yet this is one of the most important elements of PBL. In this blog, Jasmijn van der Most suggests treating the seven steps in a more flexible manner and standing outside of the group to give the students space. She argues that these adaptations have made it easier for students to produce a productive pre-discussion.