Miscellaneous

New FASoS Teaching & Learning blog post

In our latest blog post, Patrick Bijsmans discusses his first experience with using videos in online teaching and learning. While he had considered using videos pre-corona, he never actually came around to trying. Patrick wanted to use the current crisis to experiment with videos to support students’ learning, as he had to redesign three lectures that were ideal for introducing video.

This is what he learned – includes links to all videos!


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Report on student evaluation of online education II

In week 5 of period 5 a student evaluation survey about online education at FASoS was offered to all students.

A report on the outcomes of this survey can be found here.

New FASoS T&L Blog by Stefan Jongen (FSE)

Our latest blog is a guest contribution by Stefan Jongen of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Stefan discusses his experience moving a skills training course in the Maastricht Science Programme online, while keeping with PBL principles. How do students learn online? How do I present content online? What is my role as instructor? The answers to these questions shaped Stefan’s innovative approach.


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Miriam Meissner publishes article in Der Freitag

Miriam Meissner has published an article in German newspaper Der Freitag.

The article argues why the cultural zeitgeist for shift in economic thinking towards post-growth is ripe. It comments critically on emerging policy measures that seek to recover the economy at the expense of the environment and advocates for a post-technocratic shift tackling the intertwined economic, health and environmental crises of our time.

Klaartje Peters gives online lecture for association of public administration

Klaartje Peters has given an online lecture on ‘local democracy in times of crisis’ for the ‘Special State of Science’ series of the association of public administration.

She discusses in her online lecture the importance, particularities and limitations of local democracies. You can watch the online lecture (in Dutch) here.


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RMES alumnus Sem Duijndam nominated for Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize

The MSc thesis written by Sem Duijndam, alumnus of the Research master’s in European Studies (RMES), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations).

Congratulations to Sem and his supervisor Dr Luana Russo.


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New FASoS T&L Blog: Zooming into online teaching and learning

In our latest blog, Patrick Bijsmans interviews Marisa Mori and Mirko Reithler. A few weeks back Patrick wrote that he would be observing the online tutorials of Marisa and Mirko.

He was impressed by how well everything seemed to work. But he also noticed a few differences in the way Zoom was used and integrated during the meetings. In this interview he asks Marisa and Mirko a few follow-up questions.


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Recap FASoS webinar on student and staff wellbeing

The fourth online teaching and learning webinar took place on 29 April. We discussed student and staff wellbeing and related challenges with student advisor Pia Harbers. The webinar was chaired by Patrick Bijsmans.

Please find a short summary of the discussions here.

Do you have an idea for a webinar? Please write to Patrick Bijsmans: patrick.bijsmans@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more advice from Pia, please see here.

Christine Neuhold and sister publish article in Observant

Our prospective dean Christine Neuhold and her sister Stephanie have published their tird article in Observant providing their views on the coronacrisis.

Christine does this from the viewpoint of the EU and discusses the challenges the EU faces in this crisis. Stephanie does so from the viewpoint of a doctor at the Intensive Care unit.

You can read the entire article here.

Miriam Meissner publishes article on economic policy in The Broker

Miriam Meissner has published an article on economic policy in The Broker.

The article argues that industrialised countries’ economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs to steer away from the limited paradigm of economic growth. It emphasises links between economic growth, biodiveristy loss and zoonotic pandemics; and it advocates an economic policy that focuses on well-being and solidarity, instead of GDP.


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