Some teachers at the University of Groningen are skeptical about a way of teaching that is becoming popular in their institution. This method, known as 'flipped classrooms', started taking place at the University of Groningen in 2013 in about 20 different courses. It requires students to study at home, watching video lectures previously recorded by … Continue reading Post-lecture classes: why teachers at the University of Groningen should ‘flip’
“The Butter Caravan” Several villages in the Zanskar, an area in the North of India, are isolated from the rest of the country most time of the year. The only way to reach them is by walking on the frozen river. Locals trade the yak butter they produce and they carry it on handmade carts. … Continue reading Forget about comforts – A sportsman’s ideal way of traveling
248 years ago Jean Baret’s secret was revealed. The French botanist, was in fact a woman. Jeanne - her real name - became the first woman in history who circumnavigated the globe. Dressed up as a sailor, she managed to protect herself for many months but some figured out her gender when her ship arrived … Continue reading Women traveling alone – Get out of your shell!