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"Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me."
-Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person


My teaching philosophy is to b
e eclectic. Lecture sometimes, listen often, create both individual as well as collaborative learning situations, engage students. Arouse their passion and curiosity and trust them to learn what is important and meaningful yet guide them to develop their critical thinking skills.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands (2009-now)

I am happy to share my teaching materials with other teachers, contact me if there is something you could use. Most materials will be in Dutch, but empathy- and positive psychology resources are also available in English.
 
Bachelor theses supervision (2010-now) Students in Applied psychology work for half a year on their bachelor thesis resulting in a professional product (e.g. a training, research report, advise report etc.) as well as a research report (the 'grounding' of the professional product).

Research & Internship Projects (2009-2014) Supervision of research and internships at the undergraduate level.

Coordinating Honours Talent Programme in Applied Psychology (2012-2013) Selecting, guiding and assessing honours students in their extracurricular activities. 
 
Information Literacy & Critical Thinking (2011-2013)
Compulsory course and practical teaching students basic Critical Thinking skills and information literacy. The course teaches students to work within different fields of applied psychology with four types of information sources: scientific literature, internet sources, classical media and professional literature. Students then learn how to evaluate these sources on authority, objectivity, topicality and precision. 
 
Introduction to Social Psychology (2009-2013) Compulsory course on the main theories and models in Social Psychology. Specific lectures on:
- Attitudes & Behavior
- Decision processes & Heuristics
- Prosocial Behavior
- Aggression

  
Intervention Methods (2009-2012) Bachelor integral practical teaching students how to problem solve a real life scenario (external clients) with applied psychological interventions. Students learn to work systematically and evidence-based trough a given problem, developing a process model of the problem grounded in psychological theory, designing an intervention and offering a plan for evaluation of the intervention.
 

Relationship Coaching (2009-2011) Bachelor integral practical in which students learn to develop a workshop with themes related to specific interpersonal relationships. Students went through the whole cycle of desk research, market research, developing the workshop, recruiting participants, facilitating the workshop and evaluating the workshop and their learning goals and outcomes. 
 

Curriculum Development:

- Positive Psychology (as part of an International Specialization Program)
- Information Literacy & Critical Thinking
- Social Psychology
- Empathy and Prosocial Behavior Lectures/practicals 
- Relationship Coaching

University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2003-2008)

Statistics Practical (2007-2008) To give insight and understanding of several statistical analysis techniques, and how to apply and interpret them in behavioral research. Covered topics included analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression analysis, logistic regression and nonparametric tests.

Bachelor theses supervision (2007-2008) Content-related activities included the development of a problem definition, the choice of research method, conducting the research, analyzing the results and discussing the results and their implications.

Masters theses supervision (2005-2008) Coaching and supervising students during the last phase of their study where they individually conduct a full scientific research resulting in a research article.

Applying Theories (2005-2007) Training students in applying a four-step method to develop effective interventions to contribute to solving individual, social or societal problems.

Research Practicum (2006) Teaching students to gain exposure to four phases of experimental research: (1) formulating a question based on an overview of the literature, (2) developing and reporting the method used to answer the question, (3) analyzing the data and reporting the results, and (4) discussing the results in the context of the literature.

Mentoring first year bachelor students (2004-2006) Teaching students how to study, how to plan their study, how to write scientific papers and how to present them.