Introduction in the Dutch education and grading system
|Date||To be determined after consultation with the participants|
|Level||No (educational) experience required|
|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|
Please contact Educational Support and Innovation Staff Development for more information
The Dutch educational system features many different types of school, each offering a curriculum geared to pupils' needs. Secondary education paves the way for vocational or higher education. The higher education system aims to provide top-quality teaching and training at professional or academic level. This course aims at a better understanding of the Dutch educational system and the grading system. This all in light of the preparedness of our students for the university.
The course will start with an introduction of the Dutch educational system, from primary education until higher education and its history. We will discuss the difference between the Dutch system and the characteristics of the educational system of the participants. After that, the grading system in the Netherlands and the assessment practice and rules at the University of Groningen will be discussed.
After completion of the course, you will be able to:
- explain the Dutch educational system;
- link student prior knowledge and motivation to the way they are educated;
- describe the way the grading system is set up and the consequences for your teaching activities.
|Last modified:||30 June 2020 09.47 a.m.|