Education in International Perspective
Are you studying to become a teacher and are you interested in an international career? Sign up for the Education in International Perspective exchange course offered by the HAN University of Applied Sciences!
This exchange course focuses on developing an international and innovative educational culture among young world citizens who seek a teaching career in primary or secondary education.
The Education in International Perspective exchange course is a semester course that is open to students in the field of teacher training (both primary and secondary). It will take place in Nijmegen during the Autumn semester of the academic year 2018-2019.
We offer a variety of international modules students can choose to make up their own study programme for the semester. One of these modules, i.e. Re-Thinking (Dutch) Education, is required for everyone. Part of the Re-Thinking Education module is a short period of practice/placement (appr. 8 days) in a local school (primary or secondary).
If you choose to select the module School Placement, you will spend additional days/weeks at your placement school during the entire semester. Please note that the School Placement module can only be selected if you are a native speaker of either Dutch, French or English.
International modules on offer in the Autumn semester of 2018-2019:
- Re-Thinking Dutch Education (required for everyone) 7,5 EC
- Performing Arts 7,5 EC
- Global Citizenship 7,5 EC
- Classroom of Diversity 7,5 EC
- School Placement 7,5 EC
- Mathematics and Literacy Development 7,5 EC
Please note the following:
- The above list of modules may be subject to changes
- The School Placement module is only open for international students (not for Dutch students) and it runs through the full semester
- Contact Kees-Jan van Oorsouw by email at
Kees-Jan.vanOorsouw@han.nl for full module descriptions and/or for more information regarding the exact course dates
- Attendance in all classes/sessions is mandatory
Block exchange course
This exchange course is offered once or twice a year in a block during a semester.
Type of exchange course
This is a differentiation exchange course. This means it enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context.
The learning outcomes listed below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals.
- You will encounter and discuss, through various forms of input, new educational issues or content, challenging approaches and teaching strategies in an international context
- You will corroborate with international students from as many different countries as possible, including theNetherlands
- You will be confronted with and reflect on each other’s educational ideas and ideals (forming an interactive ‘international learning community’)
- You will utilize your experience and knowledge through active participation in discussions and presentations, problem-solving tutorials and peer group coaching.
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For popular minors a draw takes place 3 to 4 weeks after the opening, if there are at that time more subscribers than available places. For the minors with places still available applies until the closing of the subscription period: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
In addition, if the number of subscribers after three weeks is below the norm; this minor may possibly be withdrawn. So if you are interested, sign up immediately!
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Note: For HAN students it means that, in case of cancellation of the first choice AFTER the period of decision (this takes about three weeks) they may re-subscribe for the still available minors.
Even then: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
A good overview of the HAN minors can be found in the minors app! The app is accessible via: http://www.minoren-han.nl/
An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.
- Teacher education students for pre-primary, primary and secondary education (pupils aged 4 – 16 yrs) from our international partner universities (max. 25 participants per semester)
- Students from HAN University of Applied Sciences and other institutions for higher education in The Netherlands
- Competency in English at a minimum of level B1 according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR)
- A minimum of 82.5 ECTS credits acquired at the home institution
- Teaching experience with children/young people is preferable
Nice to know
- The application deadline for the Spring semester is 25 October (October 1 when in need of visa).
- Application deadline for the Autumn semester is 25 May (May 1 when in need of visa).
- If international students wish to personalise their study programmes in some way, they may contact Kees-Jan van Oorsouw by email at Kees-Jan.vanOorsouw@han.nl to discuss the possibilities
Please note that the international modules will only be conducted if there is sufficient registration, so students need to be aware of this and allow some flexibility in their choice of modules.
Assessment During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:
This exchange course has the following schedule and working methods:
The semester is divided into two teaching periods of ten weeks each. International students are requested to arrive in Nijmegen in the last week of August 2018 and take part in the introduction activities, prior to the official start of the semester on Monday September 3, 2018. The Autumn semester continues until the end of January 2019.
Students are expected to be available from Monday to Friday, so doing a part-time job or taking other subjects from Monday to Friday between 8.45 - 17.30 is not an option.
- Regular classes
- Practical assignments
- Group work
- The application deadline for the Spring semester is 25 October ( October 1 when in need of visa)
- Application deadline for the Fall semester is 25 May (May 1, when in need of visa)
- If international students wish to personalise their study programmes in some way, they may contact Magda Lichtenberg per E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities
- Please note that the international modules will only be conducted given sufficient registration, so students need to be aware of this and allow some flexibility in their choice of modules