Teaching

Whenever I get the chance I very much enjoy teaching. Here are some of the teaching activities I’ve been involved in over the years.

  • At the University of Antwerp I developed and taught a course Ecological Psychology and its Pragmatist Roots for Master students of philosophy. In that course we read key texts from early American pragmatism and ecological psychology and in seminar discussions related these to each other and to current issues in the philosophy of mind.
  • At the University of Groningen I’ve collaborated in teaching a course Perception and Action. This course for Master students of Human Movement Sciences was structured around Tony Chemero’s book on ecological theory which we related to philosophical and scientific problems.
  • I’ve developed and taught a lecture series on Philosophy of Science for Bachelor students of the social sciences at Utrecht University for several years. The course covered the basic assumptions of the scientific method in general and those of the social sciences in particular.
  • In teaching bachelor students of physical education I developed a course on Motor Learning and Control at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. The course introduced a range of theories of motor control, such as emulation theory and dynamical systems, and discussed their applications.
  • Over the years I’ve been involved in supervising theses of many graduate and undergraduate students.