The FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog was set up by Patrick Bijsmans and Afke Groen in early 2018. They edited the blog together until early 2020, when Afke took on a new job at the Hans van Mierlo Stichting in the Hague.


Since March 2020 the blog is curated and edited by Patrick, together with Diede Diederiks and Mirko Reithler.


Patrick Bijsmans is assistant professor in European Studies and teaches courses in the BA European Studies, the MA European Studies and the MSc European Studies. Patrick is also coordinator of the Continuing Professional Development programme for FASoS teaching staff, plus he regularly published blogs and research on teaching and learning in European Studies. | @PatrickBijsmans |

Diede Diederiks is an educationalist who joined FASoS in 2020. Diede previously worked as an educationalist at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Not only did she join the faculty’s Education, Development and Policy cluster, but she has also recently been appointed faculty coordinator for the University Teaching Qualification trajectory for teaching staff.

Mirko Reithler is lecturer with the faculty’s Department of Society Studies and mainly teaches mainly in the Bachelor in Arts & Culture. Mirko is faculty coordinator for the Problem-Based Leaning and tutor training and is a member of the steering group for Maastricht University’s EdView project on the development of and innovation in teaching and learning at Maastricht University.