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Lecturers' Experiences

Lecturers talk about their experiences at the Honours College:

Lecturer of the Year

Since 2007, the University of Groningen has awarded an award to the Lecturer of the Year. Since 2016 the winner will receive an amount of € 5,000 and the two runners-up will receive € 2,500 each. The moneyprize has been made available by the COWOG fund.

Since 2014, the Honours College has also awarded an award to the Lecturerof the Year. The Honours College award for the Lecturer of the Year means that he or she may design and teach an education module to Honours College students.

Winner RUG Lecturer of the Year election 2014

One of the first teachers to give a self-designed Honours module to students was Prof. Dr. A.J.W. Anton Scheurink. Scheurink wanted to teach the students more about addiction. However, he did not know much about the subject of addiction. He studied this subject by designing an educational module about addiction for the Honours College students.

Winner RUG Lecturer of the Year election 2015

The following year, Prof. dr. Dr. Niels Taatgen won the title of Lecturer of the Year 2015. Taatgen wanted to expose students to new ways of thinking about science. In his classes het introduced the subject Formal Systems.

Winner RUG Lecturer of the Year election 2016

Prof. Dr. Malvina Nissim left behind the competition and was awarded the Lecturer of the Year 2016 title. Nissim listened a lot to podcasts and wondered how podcasts can contribute to education. For the Honours College students she designed a module in which podcasts played a central role.

Winner RUG Lecturer of the year election 2018

Dr. Marc Kramer was awarded the Teacher of the year award 2018. He designed a module for the Honors College students in which he read the book 'Thinking Fast And Slow' together with the students. The Honours students and Kramer replicated experiments from the book so that the students are really involved in the experiments and understand what they are about.

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