Teaching method

Bachelor in Management of International Social Challenges

Year 1 

In the first year of the bachelor programme, you will take part in seminars that are organised according to the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. It is not about lecturing in order to accomplish information transfer (as is the case in traditional educational systems), but rather about active participation of the student in small groups. So most of the time, it’s not the teacher who’s explaining, it’s the students 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.

Year 2 and 3

In the second and third year you will follow lectures and seminars no longer organised according to the PBL-method, but a student-centered approach. In groups of aprox. 15 students you apply theory from lectures and using the skills developed in the skills sessions. The skills programme consist of various sessions in which you learn to present and debate, but also write a research paper.

On average, you will have about twelve contact hours a week. This time is distributed over lectures, tutor groups (year 1) or seminars (year 2/3) and skills seminars. You spend the remaining time on self-study and resolving cases presented as assignments. This is done individually or in groups. The majority of students spend around 40 hours a week on their studies.

Learn more about the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method (first year of the bachelor).