Monday, March 23rd 2015
The morning after getting back from Amsterdam I got up bright and early to head to Geel. Jan picked me up from outside my house. We had an awesome conversation in the car ride about the program design and how to teach user centered design. When we got to the meeting, we had a full table! It was four department heads from the Thomas Moore engineering program along with Jan, Inge and me. We had a great conversation about how to create the Social Ingenius program. You can read more about it on my education blog. Afterwards, Inge and I met about my proposal. Afterwards, I didn’t feel like I had learned enough, so I made my way to the engineering department and stopped some students to talk to them about their experience and thoughts on the new program. I actually learned a lot from them and can’t wait to discuss it at our workshop next Tuesday.
I caught the train back to Leuven and literally ran to my 2pm class. One of the interesting things about taking classes in Europe is the subject context. Today we talked about the debt crisis in Grecce, which is so relevant here.
That night Tessa invited me over for dinner. She made me one of her mom’s pasta dishes. After dinner, we went to Pavlov (Psychology Fakbar) to see an Open Mic night. The performances were actually really good! There are a lot of girls with beautiful voices. A group of exchange students sung renditions of Disney songs, and they were amazing! I was thoroughly entertained. Then Tessa’s friend played a song on his guitar and sung. He was amazing! Tessa says he sings in Antwerp, so I hope that we will go see him!