Stadjers Hand in Hand (SHH) is a community-building project aiming to tackle poverty in Groningen. Yasin Koc (a teacher) and Gido Metz (a student) got enthused by the project through a Master’s course, and became volunteers. “We used our knowledge of social psychology and helped develop the project to become larger and more sustainable.”
This is one of two blogs addressing the question how to engage students. Based on students’ feedback, the Education Committee has collected good examples of teaching that could serve as an inspiration for teachers. This part is going to be focused on methods that can be implemented in large classes.
This Blog post describes the current situation concerning a lack of psychological education in high school. The necessity and benefit of psychological education in high school is highlighted using the example of addiction.
In this post, honours student Tessa Kiffers discusses the increasing prevalence of burnout among students and its possible explanations. She scrutinizes the effect of the competitive, success-focused culture in which we are living on our well-being and feelings of stress.
The use of resit exams in higher education is relatively unique to the Netherlands. Their use stems from the idea that all students can pass any given course, some students just need more examination chances to do so. Recently, resit exams received negative attention in the University Newspaper (UK) of the University of Groningen. A […]
Monday evening, January 15th, 5pm: usually students attend lectures in this room. However, today 12 students and their two lecturers have invited seven policy makers and representatives of different NGOs and academia to listen to and discuss their proposals to improve current practices of labour market integration of refugees.
Bridging the gap between research and practice is a challenge, also in the field of educational psychology. In this blog post, Henderien Steenbeek, who works at both Teachers College and the University of Groningen, explains why and how she contributes her bit to reducing the gap.
In September 2016, the Department of Psychology starts five new international master’s tracks. These tracks link psychological knowledge to particular fields of application, to prepare students in the best possible way for the job market in their respective fields. All tracks seem promising, but how do you pick the track that is right for you?
Is the way we assess learning in higher education killing its very central aim: learning? It is, if Eric Mazur from Harvard University is to be believed and he makes a very convincing case in the talk he gave in Groningen a few weeks ago. Read on to see what students and staff from our department think about it.