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 onderwijswerkplaats@vu.nl.

Practicing Hybrid Teaching, 21 October 11:30-12:30 or 28 October 10:00-11:00

Because of the corona measures, it is expected that several teachers will have to teach students simultaneously online and in the classroom. The relevant information and instructions to do this can be found on the Canvas Online Education page. In order to  prevent running into any practical problems at the last minute, VU NT&L offers […]
October 6, 2021
vuadmin

Show our case, librarians!

After the recordings for the OCLC Contact Day, Jeanine Deckers and Wilma van Wezenbeek agreed to write a blog together … so here it is! It was fun to do, and we were also eager to know what the outcome of our conversation (in Dutch) with Sander Schimmelpenninck would be. When we first met, he […]
October 5, 2021
Wilma Van Wezenbeek

Practicing Hybrid Teaching, 2 September 2021, 9:30-10:30 and 16:15-17:30

Because of the corona measures, it is expected that several teachers will have to teach students simultaneously online and in the classroom. The relevant information and instructions to do this can be found on the Canvas Online Education page. In order to  prevent running into any practical problems at the last minute, VU NT&L offers […]
August 25, 2021
Loes Hooijenga

School's out, and I go to a library

1991-2021 – realizing I will tick my thirty years of working experience, and reflecting on how I worked back then, and why I should choose to go for a physical book as summer reading.
July 20, 2021
Wilma Van Wezenbeek

How to make sure that students appreciate your active learning method - 2?

This tip is about the importance of embedding the assignment in the learning process. As a teacher, you must always ensure that it is clear to students why assignments are used and how they should be carried out. Embedding the assignment in the learning process This tip is about the importance of embedding the assignment […]
July 9, 2021
Silvester Draaijer

How to make sure that students appreciate your active learning method - 1?

Active learning methods are not always appreciated by students. As a teacher, you notice that students do not participate in the lesson, or that they evaluate the teaching low. How can this be? In a series of tips, we will discuss different partial answers. This tip is about the importance of constructive alignment. Constructive alignment […]
July 6, 2021
Silvester Draaijer