Teaching

Here are some of the teaching activities I’ve been involved in over the years.

  • At the University of Groningen I’m teaching a course on Perception and Action. This course for Master students of Human Movement Sciences explores the theory of ecological psychology. It considers key concepts in direct perception, such as information and affordances, in the context of philosophical and empirical issues in cognitive science.
  • At the University of Antwerp I’m teaching an introductory course for Bachelor students of philosophy on Contemporary Philosophical Authors William James and John Dewey. The students and I read from their works on philosophy and psychology. We identify key concepts in pragmatism and critically reflect on the arguments and issues raised.
  • At the Eindhoven University of Technology I’m collaborating in teaching a course on the Matter of Transformation to Master students of Industrial Design. We consider the design process as philosophy in the making. The course introduces process thinking in philosophy, biology and psychology, mixing discussions of primary sources with hands-on design.
  • In Antwerp I developed a course Ecological Psychology and its Pragmatist Roots for Master students of philosophy. In the course we read key texts from early American pragmatism and ecological psychology and related these to each other and to current issues in the philosophy of mind.
  • 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.
  • Teaching bachelor students of physical education I developed a lecture series 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.