Teaching method

Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance

Small scale and activating forms of education

Our educational methods are based on the idea that our students plays an active role in their own learning process (student-centered education). It is not about lecturing with the purpose of information transfer (as is the case in traditional educational systems). Instead, the aim is to stimulate the active participation of the student in small educational groups. Often, it is not the teacher who explains the study material. Instead, the students explain the study material themselves.

This student-centered approach stems from the constructivist vision on learning which states that the best way to deal with information is to actively construct knowledge instead of passively consuming it.

Each course has a couple of collective lectures during which students listen to their lecturers. However, at the core of our education are the teaching activities offered during our tutorials. During the tutorials, students search for information and subsequently discuss work in small groups. The student uses his or her own knowledge as a basis to acquire new knowledge. On average, there are twelve contact hours per week. This time is distributed over lectures, tutor groups and practical training. Students spend a large part of their time on self-study and resolving the problem, which can be done individually or in groups. Most students spend approximately 40 hours per week on their studies.

Watch the video below and learn more about the Problem-Based Learning as one of the educational methods used in this programme!

Problem-based Learning

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