Dr. C.F.J. Pols

Dr. C.F.J. Pols



TU Delft Education Fellow 2023


Freek Pols was born on the 16th of April, 1986 in Lelystad, The Netherlands. He completed the Pre-University Science & Technology track in 2004. He studied applied physics at Delft University of Technology and graduated in 2010. In 2009, when he was still finishing his masters, he started working as a physics teacher at ISW Gasthuislaan, ‘s-Gravenzande. Besides teaching and research, he gave several workshops, including Arduino and teaching inquiry. Moreover, he participated in a teacher development community that is characterized by the idea teachers for teachers. In 2013 he was granted an NWO scholarship which allowed him to start his PhD study. In 2019 he started working as the first-year lab course coordinator at the Applied Physics program at the University of Technology, Delft. His task is three fold: innovate the course to the 21st century standards, focus on the development of inquiry knowledge, let students experience the fun of doing experimental physics. He applies the knowledge gained in this study in constantly renewing and innovating the course. In November 2022 he became one of TU Delft’s education fellows: a teacher who is recognised and appreciated for his/her efforts for innovating education. This project aims to establish a collaboration between the introductory lab courses of the faculty Applied Sciences.

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