Staff publications

FASoS Teaching & Learning blog launches debate on the erosion of PBL @ FASoS

In their new blog on ‘The Erosion of PBL at FASoS?’, staff members Patrick Bijsmans and Mirko Reithler launch a debate on PBL challenges in teaching and learning practices at the Faculty. They find that many of PBL’s core ideas have come under pressure. Do you agree with their diagnosis? Maybe you have some solutions to offer? If so, react to the blog or draft your own post!

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New FASoS T&L blog on using writing in PBL

One problem of PBL is that only one student can speak at once. And the competition to seize the floor favours the most confident. FASoS Academic Writing Advisor John Harbord discusses how using writing in PBL can change that dynamic, allowing greater participation, giving shy students the chance to articulate and share their thoughts, and feeding a multiplicity of ideas into the discussion.

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New Advice from the KNAW about big data in research

On 15 May the KNAW has published a new report about the use of big data in research, focusing on data containing details about people. The report is called, ‘Big data in wetenschappelijk onderzoek met gegevens over personen’. It is available in Dutch (with an English summary).

Sally Wyatt (TSS) was a member of the committee, and Annika Richterich (LK) took part in the consultation process.

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New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on PBL at the University of Bamberg

While it is not, strictly speaking, ‘new’ anymore, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) can be considered as more relevant than ever in a world that is characterised by increasingly complex (policy) problems. In the first guest contribution to the FASoS & Blog, Martin Wirtz and Lasse Gerrits from the University of Bamberg argue that the way students learn to address such problems by means of PBL fits complexity-informed perspectives on public policy.

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Kiran Klaus Patel co-edits special issue in Contemporary European History

Last week, Contemporary European History published a special issue with the title ‘Continuity and Change in European Cooperation during the Twentieth Century’, edited by Wolfram Kaiser (Portsmouth) and Kiran Klaus Patel. The special issue brings together eight articles (including one by Vincent Lagendijk).

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Blog: Not much new under the sun: a brief history of responsible innovation

In her latest blog, Danielle Shanley (History) wonders just how innovative responsible research and innovation is and offers a brief history of the RRI concept. It is published on the Ethics and RRI blog of BrisSynBio, a UK Research Council funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre based at the University of Bristol. The blog is curated by Darian Meacham (Philosophy), who is director for responsible research and innovation at BrisSynBio.

Ferenc Laczó’s ‘Populism in Power in Hungary’ published on Eurozine

Ahead of the April 8 Hungarian general elections, Ferenc Laczó’s article on recent political developments in the country titled ‘Populism in Power in Hungary’ has been published on Eurozine. The article has also appeared in German, Polish and Slovene translations in Ost-West, Wiez and Revija Razpotja, respectively.

Jost Morgenstern-Pomorski publishes book on creation of EEAS

Jost Morgenstern-Pomorski has published a research monograph on the creation of the European External Action Service in the Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies Series this week. The book, entitled ‘Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation’, takes an innovative look at the EU’s diplomatic service.

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Leonie Cornips co-editor of The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging

Together with Vincent A. de Rooij (University of Amsterdam), Leonie Cornips co-edited the book ‘The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging. Perspectives from the margins’.

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New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on use of the whiteboard in PBL

Does use of the whiteboard foster classroom discussions or does it rather impede them? Read all about it in the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog by Sven Schaepkens and Patrick Bijsmans.
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