Miscellaneous

Christin Hoene interviewed by BBC World Service

The BBC World Service interviewed Dr. Christin Hoene on the life and work of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose for their programme The Forum.

The episode on “Radio waves and plants: the life of JC Bose” was broadcast on Thursday, 30 June 2022, at 11.06 am local time.

Click here to listen to the programme.


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FASoS T&L Blog on games in PBL

One of the key characteristics of PBL is its emphasis on active student engagement. One way of activating students in such a context is the use of games.

On 7 June 2022, Patrick Bijsmans and Anna Harris hosted an interactive Continuing Professional Development workshop aimed at exploring the possibilities that games offer in a PBL context.

In this latest Teaching and Learning blog, they provide a synopsis of this workshop.

Thank you FASoS Teaching & Learning Festival

On 16 June the first FASoS Teaching & Learning Festival took place.

The organisation was a bit apprehensive before the start and therefore is very pleased with all your positive reactions during the day.

Everyone had a great time largely due to your discussions on and contributions to technology-enhanced learning.

The organisation is looking forward to writing up a first report with your input.

Develop, make a difference, and live for free in the Match Houses

The Match Houses is the opportunity to further develop yourself alongside your studies and make a social contribution.

Prioritise your personal development with group and individual coaching and benefit from flexible working hours and a great discount on your rent (you only pay gas, water and electricity).

Click here if you want to know more or apply. You can apply until June 30.


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Patrick Bijsmans interviewed by eu!radio on COVID and higher education

For their weekly radio column “Ideas on Europe”, eu!radio recently spoke to Patrick Bijsmans – Associate Professor at the FASoS Politics department – about COVID lessons for European Higher Education and the accompanying challenges and opportunities.

You can listen to the radio column and read the transcript here.


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Euro-Arab Conversations on FASoS YouTube Channel

The Euro-Arab Conversations lecture series is now available on the FASoS Youtube Channel. The four lectures have been recorded and uploaded for those who wish to (re)visit them.

Click here to watch the lectures.


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FASoS T&L Blog on peer feedback

Peer feedback is often used in courses as a tool for collaborative learning. In theory, providing comments on another student’s assignment and engaging with comments from peers is a formative experience. Yet, is it always so collaborative and constructive?

In this blog, Yf Reykers shares his experience in using a writing assignment for peer feedback.

Want to write your own blog post? Check out the guidelines here.

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Summary on workshop migration research in the Global North and South

Read this summary of the workshop on 20 May co-organised by Niklas Mayer and Bilisuma Dito (UM) and Tages Abo (Assistant Professor, Wolaita Sodo University Ethiopia) with support from the Dutch Association for Migration Research.

The workshop attracted about 70 migration researchers from countries in the global North and South.

It included a panel discussion, a networking session, and a workshop on designing evidence-based policy recommendations.

Giselle Bosse featured in L1 De Stemming and NPO Radio 1

Giselle Bosse has been featured in news outlets to provide expert opinion on the war in Ukraine and the effectiveness of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation.

She was featured in:

LSE Impact Blog on pursuing citational justice

Aurélie Carlier, Hang Nguyen, Lidwien Hollanders, Nicole Basaraba, Sally Wyatt and Sharon Anyango published a post on the LSE Impact Blog, reflecting on their efforts to achieve greater citational justice for women and other groups under-represented in the production of knowledge.

A few months ago, this group of six women published the UM Citation Guide, a guide by FEM.


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