Academic skills (ESPhil)

  • Requester and project leader ESPhil: Bart Leeuwenburgh

  • Project managers CLI: Romy van Leeuwen & Rachel Ligtvoet (Risbo)

Development of the learning track 'Philosophical Academic Skills'

In the academic year 2018-2019, for all "Advanced Courses" in the curriculum, a learning track called "Philosophical Academic Skills" will be developed for all Philosophy bachelor students and double bachelor students. For every course, the different philosophical skills will be entered by the responsible teachers and these skills will be trained by the tutors in the seminars.

The skills are: summarising, writing essays, presenting, close reading, debating, and finally some specific thesis-related skills.


The goals of this innovation are: (1) seamless integration of skills education in the course, making students experience it as an inherent part of the course and the curriculum, (2) development of a skill learning track with a strong educational structure. We want to offer some of these courses through the flipped classroom method: students make online preparatory exercises and are able to collaborate online, and they can take this knowledge and experience to the seminars. During the seminars, the tutor goes further into the knowledge and students are enabled to take further steps.


When the project has been evaluated, the results will be published. 

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