Media report that many students take drugs to improve their academic performance. Now the Dutch government even plans to discourage this. Is it more than a hype? And should educational institutions react?
Eight years after its foundation, Mindwise’s founding editor in chief, dr. Tassos Sarampalis, has decided to pass the baton. His enthusiasm brought Mindwise to the platform of public understanding of science it is today. New in charge: dr. Jeremy Burman, who’s been part of the mindwise editorial team for several years already, but in sheer motivation to “give psychology away”. A good time to reflect on prior accomplishments and motivations for the future.
When the university suddenly had to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers managed to move their teaching online overnight, so students could continue their education. However, education now requires not only an online form but also new ideas to promote feelings of belonging and connectedness at the University.
This is one of two blogposts addressing the question how to engage students. Based on students’ feedback, the Education Committee has collected good examples of teaching, which could serve as an inspiration for teachers. This part is focused on implementing a flipped classroom in smaller classes.
In 2016, the University of Groningen and Erasmus University Rotterdam joined on an experiment: a new PhD scholarship program. I, as well, started my PhD as a bursary student at the University of Groningen, occupying one of the positions made available by this program. However, three years into the experiment, the program fails to deliver […]
Christmas and New Year are here again. In terms of happiness, often a joyful time of the year. However, for some, not so much. Fortunately psychology can give insight into what may improve your mood during this period. Besides, I offer some suggestions for research papers that should make your work or study break more fun. Happy holidays!
The spicy scents of pepernoten and speculaas hang in the streets of Groningen, meaning the winter break is slowly approaching. As the remaining leaves fall, students and staff are preparing for celebrations spent with family and friends, and visions of crisp forest walks and ample amounts of hearty meals make the commencement of the winter […]
I recently learned that I was named the Teacher of the Year in Psychology, which prompted me to reflect on a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience from last year. I learned a lot though that experience and thought it helpful to share some of these lessons with the readers of Mindwise.