Elisabeth Angerer

Utrecht University

Received Sylff fellowship in 2020.
Academic supervisor: Larike Bronkhorst, Sanne Akkerman, Arthur Bakker
Current affiliation: Master student in "Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction"; student assitant for Fred Wiegant (Comenius project) and Arthur Bakker (Freudenthal Institute)

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Member of the Program Advisory Committee of the research master "Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction"; promoting interdisciplinary education and creative teaching and assignment formats as part of a Comenius project; engagement in a project by the Freudenthal Institute on lessons for future education to learn from the pandemic.

I was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, within a family whose love and support carry me in all my endeavors. These have included experiences of living and travelling abroad at a young age, pursuing an apprentice degree in cabinet-making and later a double-bachelor in philosophy and neuroscience, as well as all sorts of hobbies ranging from playing the cello to acrobatics on “aerial silks”. All along the way, I’ve been guided by an open eye for opportunities and a deep appreciation for discovering the unfamiliar. This curiosity and my love of learning have led me to pursue my engagement in research and higher education in Utrecht, with a particular fondness of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to learning.

Currently, I am setting up a transdisciplinary podcast in which my guests help me expand on and contribute to any intellectual projects I may come to participate in during and beyond my studies. My intention is to create a win-win flow of insights between academia and anyone who may be interested in, benefit from, and/or be able to contribute to our understanding and advancement in a given complex societal challenge. Another essential goal is to enable anyone who can access Spotify / YouTube to tap into that flow and engage in the discussion, possibly via an online platform established for the purpose. The first season will go alongside my current involvement in a project from the Freudenthal Institute, asking: "Looking ahead to future education, what lessons can we take with us from the pandemic to inform blended learning formats?"

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