Sometimes you hear or read about another perspective on a scientific problem, on a didactic approach, on a technical problem or on a political issue, of which you think ‘I’ve never looked at it like that before, but there’s something in it’. It makes you doubt. Do I have to make up another mind?
In this new section NT&L gives the floor to a teacher, a student, someone from the supporting staff, a program director, whoever, as long as the issue at hand touches on education (at the VU). All we ask is a surprising look, a different view, an eye opener.
Every month a different person will address an intriguing issue. Would you like to make a contribution? Please contact email@example.com.
Some notes I made of the book “Open Science: the Very Idea”, by Frank Miedema During the summer holiday I had planned to read Frank Miedema’s book on open science, and so I did, during some afternoons at the beach. During reading I made notes, and in this blog I highlight a few parts of […]
August 16, 2022
The title of the third module of the Avicenna Leadership Course is “Playing with Energy”. After the first two modules on the sources of leadership and self-reflection, we now have tools to better present ourselves on the basis of our qualities. Once again, we were given the opportunity to go into depth with our group […]
June 22, 2022
It was not my first Open Education Global conference, because when it was held in Delft (during my TU Delft Library time), in 2018, I attended a few sessions, but this was the first time I attended the full conference, three days, in Nantes, France. Of course it was great to really have time to […]
May 26, 2022
(How to find and use your talent) Where the first module of our leadership course was about “sources of leadership”, this module was about getting to know yourself and reflection. And there is no better place to explore this than a monastery or abbey. We went to Saint Willibrord’s Abbey in Doetinchem for three days […]
April 12, 2022
Changing jobs at the start of the pandemic is quite a challenge. Kickstarting within a vital unit that supported the continuation of the education for our students did not allow for much “getting-to-know-each-other” time. Caring for a large group of people I never once have been able to really meet face-to-face in a plenary meeting […]
February 17, 2022
Response to the Open Consultation on the NPOS2030 Ambition Document After being heavily involved (as main author) in the process of writing the first national plan Open Science 2017-2020, I (of course) wanted to see what the main areas of focus would be in the coming years, up to 2030. My reaction below is my […]
December 9, 2021