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Introduction in the Dutch education and grading system

Date To be determined after consultation with the participants
Level No (educational) experience required
Price € 150
Target group Teachers & teams (in particular international teachers) of the University of Groningen
Study load 6 hours
Number of participants 6-8 participants
Certificate You will be awarded a certificate at the end of the course
Contact

Please contact Educational Support and Innovation Staff Development for more information

Email: docentprofessionalisering@rug.nl

Getting to know the Dutch education system might take some time. Both secondary and tertiary education consists of different types of schools catering to the specific skills, level, and needs of their students. Students' trajectories may also vary as they are able to switch between schools depending on their progress and pursuits. Besides that, the assessment and grading standards at Dutch universities can differ from other countries’ grading culture. This workshop aims to give you a better understanding of the Dutch education system, your students' academic backgrounds and the Dutch grading system. Afterwards, you will be able to better tailor your classes to your students' needs.

Learning outcomes

After succesful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of the Dutch education system related to primary, secondary and tertiary schools.
  • Compare the UG's grading system with grading systems of other countries.
  • Explain how the grading and assessment culture in the Netherlands reflects on your teaching activities.
  • Link (international) students' academic backgrounds to their study expectation and habits.

Driessen, G. (2008, July). Towards citizenship education in the Netherlands. Torino, It: Fieri–Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull ‘Immigrazione.
Driessen, G. (2008, July). Towards citizenship education in the Netherlands. Torino, It: Fieri–Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull ‘Immigrazione.
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