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 After more than a decade on the other side of the classroom, Elsje Fourie suddenly found herself cast in the role of a student again in January. The setting was an eight-month online course in creative writing offered by a well-known UK publisher. Being a student again prompted Elsje to think about her own approach to teaching and about the experience she’d like to offer her students. As the course comes to an end, Elsje shares a few of these reflections.