Master Science Education and Communication

Stijn Bloebaum

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Together with a partner, I developed a black-box method for high school students to better understand electrical circuits. Students could flip switches to turn lights on and off, and then deduced how the circuit worked without actually seeing it. Both students and teachers liked the puzzle-based approach, which got the students to think for themselves.

The education minor during the bachelor’s degree is very representative for this master – a great opportunity to dip your toe into teaching. TU/e strives for high quality, and that shows everywhere. I’m also doing the Applied Physics master’s degree program, and I think I’ll want to build a career in industry for a couple of years before switching to teaching. That is easier than the other way around or doing both. Wherever I end up, I want to be the connecting factor between different sectors."