During the Humanities programme, attention will  be spent on increasing the specific didactic skills, linked to a further deepening of the professional knowledge where citizenship is concerned. 

This theoretic deepening is illustrated and processed based on practical experiences, inside and outside.  This will enable students to adequately and adaptively teach children, from within the scope of the renewed social and scientific education. They will conduct a zero measurement on citizenship at a primary school and will do research on the implementation of citizenship in primary education. As will become evident during the execution of the minor, citizenship can be linked to a number of subjects and contents in primary schools. At the end of the programme students will be able to see these links and act on them as they have become citizenship experts.

Before the aforementioned points, the programme has an international character:  the minor won’t just be offered in English, but students will also learn to communicate in a different language together with foreign students.  They will thereby get acquainted with different educational visions, education systems and (professional) didactic concepts, which will enable them to give form and content to their own education in a more differentiated and responsible manner.

Plus this international aspect will also automatically link into specific teaching competencies, as the students will be informing themselves of relevant social phenomena, including Europeanisation, globalisation and multi-culturism.  Partly based on these aspects they will form an educational vision and practically convert these to primary education.

Assessment and exams

  • Vision: an evaluation on the argumentation of the vision of an individual student
  • Action research: the assessment of an individual research, in which a student examines literature and translates these theoretical results into practice.
  • Group research: a group of four students is critically assessed on a didactical, as well as content based assignment.
  • Transfer: the way a student is able to transfer the thing he has learned, to his situation home.


First and second semester: deadlines May 1st, November 1st.
(30 ECTS)

Contact details of this course:
+31 (0) 30 275 34 00

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