Marinus Langbroek

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FAE Instructor
FBA / FL / FS Unit
Issues in education

This course focuses on several issues related to the topic of past and present education. Specifically, the following:

  • What are the most serious problems in the traditional teacher-centred education system? (essay 1)
  • How can technology (help to) overcome those problems? (essay 2)

This course's starting point is Artificial Intelligence (AI), but the real focus is on how humans may or may not use it, and their own intelligence. In the words of Yuval Noah Harari: 'Never underestimate human stupidity'.

One important subtopic is techno-optimism vs techno-pessimism, and the arguments on both sides.

Students will have the chance to choose from a wide range of topics for their research paper, not limited to technology.

Technical Report Writing & Presentation

The objective of this course is to assist engineering students in effectively presenting various types of information in both the written and oral modes. Students will be expected to become competent in writing and organizing technical reports and in effectively presenting academic and technical papers. The tasks performed as part of the course will mirror the tasks students will be expected to do in their prospective professional lives and in their faculty classes.

Trying to find a balance between student wants, student needs and course requirements, in a personalized approach as far as possible.

  • Conference paper on a Lexical Project for the Preparatory Program in 2001, in which target word lists were developed for each level of the program.

Tennis, chess, travel, football

From the Netherlands; been here in Ankara for 30 years - never thought I would, but happy and proud to be a Bilkenter.