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Rosa Pols, MSc

  • Phone+31 (0)20 59 82246
  • Room 8A-40, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Personal information

I am a lecturer at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I have completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Earth Science and Economics. These studies combine the disciplines of earth science and spatial & environmental economics, with sustainability and sustainability challenges. For my master thesis I did fieldwork in Aruba to assess the value of cultural ecosystem services (CES) and the willingness to pay for environmental management by doing house-hold surveys. In between studies I travelled through Central America and saw the(negative) impact of human activities. This has motivated me to become a teacher. I did a second master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to become a certified teacher of Geography.

As a lecturer I can combine my passion for teaching with my interest in environmental studies.



Teaching: Mixed classroom, online and hybrid education, student peer review, digital fieldwork.

Content: Sustainability, climate change, ecosystem services, environmental challenges.


2020: Mixed Classroom in Practice, LEARN! Academy, VU Amsterdam.

2019: BKO (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), LEARN! Academy, VU Amsterdam.

2018: Universitaire Leraren Opleiding Aardrijkskunde, VU Amsterdam.

2016: MSc Earth Science and Economics, VU Amsterdam.

2013: BSc Aarde en Economie, VU Amsterdam.

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I teach on a variety of topics on different levels. For example: in the bachelor program of Earth sciences, Economics and Sustainability I teach in the GIS course, the different fieldworks and on concepts and solution of environmental change. In the master program Environment and Resource management I teach in the course Causes and Consequences of Environmental Change. Next to this is I also give different modules related to (amongs others) employability and study skills.

Academic qualification

Teaching Geography in secondary education, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 31 Aug 2017

Earth Sciences and Economics, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 31 Aug 2016

User created Keywords

  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Geography
  • Mixed Classroom
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