In her buddy program, Dr. Lisette van der Meer couples psychology students to people with a serious mental illness. The aim? Stimulate a reconnection with society for service users while at the same time create a learning opportunity beyond the textbooks for students. Mindwise interviewed Dr. Lisette van der Meer and buddy Justin L. Abu Hoof about their experiences.
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.
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 […]
Societal challenge lab: Evidence-based proposals to improve the integration of refugees in the Dutch labor market
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.
Donald Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet has invited ridicule and raised some serious questions (such as ‘what was he thinking?’). However, the most important question has so far remained unasked: can his mistyped tweet be called ‘creative’?