Teaching of the Digital Health Communication division is strongly intertwined with its research, and we expect students to be collaborators at eye level. We strongly believe that both students and academic staff strive for knowledge gains and can therefore learn a lot from each other. We embrace experiential learning activities that help cultivate students’ ability to think critically. Classes and assignments therefore focus on evidence-based reasoning and argumentation about how individuals select, create, use, and are influenced by media.
Our teaching actively encourages students to think like scientists, to reflect across concepts, and to integrate cultural idiosyncrasies into their reflections. We believe that cultural diversity in conceptual thinking resonates with diversity in teaching and ultimately promotes diversity in opinion.
Our teaching aims at promoting these core competences to empower students to work independently, critically, and in a problem-solving manner, shifting the status quo.