Education

Each year the Faculty of Education receives exchange students. You can study with us for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the Faculty of Education and your home university.

Exchange Programmes Admission

Each semester the Faculty of Education welcomes Erasmus exchange students. To find out whether your home institution has an Erasmus agreement with us, please consult our list of partner institutions . If you are a student at one of our partner institutions and you would like to apply as an exchange student, please contact the International Office at your home institution for information about application procedures.

Exchange Programmes Guide

We offer international courses, each 30 ECTS. The full outline can be found in the course descriptions below.

Diversity in Urban Education offers the possibility to gain skills and insight in practice and theories about diversity. A topic that plays a major role in social education and teaching, not in the least in urban contexts. The main focus is: how do you meet and work with diversity?

During the course, questions will be asked such as: How does the social educator, the pedagogue, the teacher work with diversity in day care centres, in schools, in parental advice centres, in youth or community work or in social settings? What is your own identity in a diverse setting? How do you communicate with children and parents? How do you support empowerment? How do you create inclusive environments?

You will be challenged to answers these questions in the course segments ethical dilemmas, multicultural sensitivity, inclusion and culture & language. An applied research project is part of the programme. Field visits and social events will enable you to meet with pupils, parents, pedagogues and teachers, all living and working in the Amsterdam area. Theoretical courses are given to support and qualify the research issues, and each research group is supported by a supervisor.

Modules Points
Applied Research project

10 EC

Inclusion, Multicultural Sensitivity and Ethical Dilemmas 15 EC
Cultural and Language 5 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 April/1 October
  • Autumn and Spring semester

Go to course catalogue for more information

Newcomers have been coming to cities for as long as people have been around. In doing so, migrants, students, refugees, expats and young urban professionals bring with them new identities, languages, fashion, art, customs and traditions. In other words, they turn neutral urban spaces into meaningful places. Amsterdam is no different and has been an arrival city and melting pot of cultures for over 800 years.

During this minor you explore how newcomers are represented in cities and how they create meaningful urban places. The first weeks consist of an interdisciplinary crash course in which major concepts, approaches and tools are covered. It is concluded by a three-day excursion to Brussels, Cologne or Rotterdam where you will apply your skills. The five interrelated modules that follow, each focuses on specific aspects of urban placemaking in past, present and future, in Amsterdam and other cities, through art, architecture, literature, languages and virtual representations. Different types of assessments will cater for personal interests and talents. You will visit sites and museums in Amsterdam, and you can do real-life placements or projects. Topics include: representing newcomers in street art; multilingualism and placemaking; inclusion and exclusion zones in literature and film; the gamification of cities; practical placemaking in schools, workplaces and public spaces.

Students from all backgrounds are invited to join. Students with educational, social and/or cultural interests are particularly welcome. In all cases, a sensitivity to all things urban, a critical attitude and an open mind are required. Fluency in English is expected but some language and professional skills support is available.

The overarching aim of the minor is to sensitize you to the visual, virtual and material presence of newcomers in cities and to transfer your insights and skills to create more diversified, inclusive and welcoming places for all urbanites.

Modules Points
Module 1: Exploring urban art and architecture 6 EC
Module 2: Seeing urbanity in literary and visual texts 6 EC
Module 3: Languages and communication in urban places 6 EC
Module 4: Cities, gamification and virtual placemaking 6 EC
Module 5: Professional skills in urban settings and workplaces 6 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2/C1
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 October
  • Spring semester

Bilingual education essentially aims to widen the horizon for pupils at school: across cultures and beyond the national boundaries. In this course, you will be studying in English alongside teacher education students from other countries. You will gain hands-on experience teaching your subject in English in primary or secondary education in the Netherlands and learn about the role of the language in learning and assessment.

To enhance your English language skills, you will have lessons from a Cambridge-certified examiner. Cross-cultural education will challenge you to become aware of cultural aspects during an international project. You will compare national and international educational systems and experience what internationalisation has to offer.

You will learn what it takes to develop subject understanding, language proficiency and cultural competences with your pupils and enable them to take different perspectives. Repeated visits to a school in the Amsterdam region will enable you to observe and experience bilingual education in practice. You will be asked to design lesson activities and possibly try them out yourself in the classes.

Modules Points
Teaching Methodology 9 EC
Language Skills

9 EC

Assessment 6 EC
Cross-Cultural Education 6 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 October
  • Spring semester

Go to course catalogue for more information

If you prefer a more tailored approach, it is possible to follow a programme at one of our language departments. Alternatively, you can opt for a combined programme at our German, French and Dutch department. If you would like to follow a different subject at one of the other departments within our faculty, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Modules semester 1 Points
French *: Histoire et culture (block 1 & 2) 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Children's Literature 1 (block 1) 3 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Prose Intertextuality (block 2) 3 EC
Dutch ** (year 2): Language Science 1 3 EC
German *** (year 2): Linguistik 3 EC
German *** (year 3): Deutsch im Beruf 3 EC
Modules semester 2 Points
French *: Plaisir de lire (block 3) 3 EC
French *: Linguistique (block 3 & 4) 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Language and Communication (block 4) 3 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Didactics 1 (block 3 & 4) 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 2): Didactics on fiction and expository texts (block 3 & 4) 6 EC
German *** (year 2): Kultur und Literatur 3 EC
German *** (year 4): Soziolinguistik 3 EC
German *** (year 4): Kultur und Mediendidaktik 3 EC


* Lessons taught in French
** Lessons taught in Dutch

*** Lessons taught in German

Go to course catalogue for more information

Contact

For more information on the content of the courses, please contact us via internationaloffice-education@hva.nl.

Published by  Communication 10 January 2022