Across virtually all levels and topics of education, students need to learn facts. The SlimStampen algorithm, developed at the UG, aims to optimize the process of fact learning. PhD student Thomas Wilschut explains how the algorithm works, what it tells us, and how future work (including his own) can improve it.
Two years into the pandemic university staff at all levels have invested a lot of time and energy in transitioning to online teaching, supervision, and virtual work. YESS BSS surveyed early career researchers to learn more about their concerns. They suggest improvement could be made in offering support, reducing (or compensating for) teaching load, and considering career opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
A few years ago, an unlikely collaboration between social psychologists from the University of Groningen and choreographers from Random Collision began. Understandably, you might wonder why choreographers and social scientists would want to. It all started when we discovered a shared interest in the social impact of dance: “How do dancers move their audiences?” “When do passive viewers become involved?” Together we set up a research project to investigate these questions.
Researching and implementing educational interventions is a challenge. Combining his experience as a teacher educator and PhD candidate in developmental psychology, Frank Assies explains how he is able to go from practice to theory to practice in shaping a Curious Minds based intervention in Teacher College.