Leiden University Medical Center
Discipline: Psychology, educational science, medical science, law
My experience in the higher education sector is for more than 25 years now. After my master degree in Cognitive Psychology I start at the University of Amsterdam. I have been a student councilor for many years. During this time I saw the limitations of students and the disconnecting approach from the institute. It fascinated me and stimulated me to get more involved in making a better curriculum. During that time I did some research and made policy to stimulate study success.
After a couple of years a psychology company asked me to develop an instrument to improve the success of inflow, flow and outflow of students in higher education. This instrument helps (applied) universities to manage the guidance student need. Very helpful for students!
Since a couple of years, I’m working at the University of Leiden. My job is to make policy and advise teachers and ‘course owners’ to improve their educational activities. One thing we can do better is activating students. Class will be better if we stimulate students to prepare their stuff so they can have a substantive contribution in class. TBL creates the situation where student can to this. I hope to convince a lot of teachers to use TBL. This will help students to learn better and help teachers to teach better. Please contact me if you have any questions about introducing TBL at a faculty!