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Teaching in the Netherlands Winter School

Want to teach on an international level? Learn to design your ideal classroom situation. Engage young minds. Work with the latest innovations.

Like to learn about the European and Dutch educational systems? Alternative education? And how to use the latest innovations and teaching/learning strategies? This is your chance! You learn to create your ideal classroom situation. Work with your students’ strengths. And strengthen their weaknesses.

The program in a nutshell

Your studies take place Monday through Friday for 3 weeks.

1st week – Learn about the Dutch educational system and alternative education. You attend workshops on learning innovations and teaching strategies. And visit schools that use those innovations.

2nd week – Create your ideal school. You work in small teams to design a concept. And build a mini version of your ideal school using various materials.

3rd week – Work on teaching projects in small groups. You gain practical experience at an actual school. And present your final project: your model of the ideal school.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Teaching in the Netherlands Winter School you can:

- teach with confidence in front of an international classroom

- utilize the latest teaching innovations and learning strategies

- design your ideal classroom situation and adapt that to a real-life situation

- present your ideas clearly to a group of people


You strengthen these competence areas during the program:

· Intercultural collaboration

· Classroom management skills

· Effective presentation skills

· Knowledge of European/Dutch history and culture

· Engagement skills

Students as partners

Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.

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