Erasmus+ offers students the chance to study, train and undertake work experience abroad. Exchange students are admitted through the exchange programmes and inter-institutional agreements between KPZ and an international partner institution. Exchange students are selected by their home university. KPZ has over 30 European partner institutions in 17 European countries. If you are student at one of our partner universities you are very welcome to participate in our international exchange programme.
When you have submitted your application form for our international exchange programme an interview on admission will be held by means of Skype. For our exchange programme you require experience in teaching, obtained by internships in preferably primary education. We also demand that your level of English language is B2. Our exchange programme runs each year during spring semester from the end of January till the 1st of July. Read the following description of the predetermined courses we offer.
TEACHING- AND EXAMINATION REGULATION (TER) : Articles applicable to foreign students participating in the International class as exchange student under Erasmus+ 2015-2016
Decision Board of Management of July 1st 2015. Amended on October 15th 2015 Drs. J.W. Heijmans
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS
Teacher Training Primary Education (30 ECTS)
Dutch Culture and Society
World Citizen Project. This module focuses on our common (European) future and the role of education in it. Moreover you are confronted with the question in which way history, culture (including art) and society shape our cultural identity, our way of being.
You learn to use a lesson preparation that meets the criteria and how to use various didactical teaching methods which contribute to a proper pedagogical climate. Dutch and international concepts such as Jenaplan, Dalton and Development Education (Reform Pedagogics) are discussed.
Several aspects of learning and teaching Dutch language are part of this course. Non-native speakers will improve their understanding as well as their pronunciation of Dutch. You gain insight in functions and components in languages, theories on language development and differences and similarities in languages. You will design teaching material based on aspects in linguistics.
Research in combination with Englisch language
Teachers use research as a tool that provides theoretical foundation for improved professional development and practice. In your research lessons you will deepen your understanding of teaching.
You will share your ideas publicly with colleagues by reporting on your research.
Writing and presenting a paper in proper English.
Music and drama
You learn songs and games for children from several countries and teach your fellow students a song from your home country. You learn about the didactical approach of teaching a song and you make a video production out of a picture book for children using methods of drama.
You gather a broad picture of Dutch education and reflect knowledge by doing goal-oriented observations. You prepare and carry out lessons in your teaching practice class.
Teacher in Europe student conference (TIE)
You learn in an international environment how to design a project under Erasmus and to complete a final proposal.
Project Week Amsterdam – The Hague – Excursions and museums
Cultural trip (3 days) with your fellow students to the Randstad, the Western part of the Netherlands. This includes 2 overnight stays in a Stay-Okay hostel in The Hague. You reflect on two experiences during this week in a paper.
You reflect on yourself, your role and the roles of others in a team of colleagues. You prepare yourself for the teaching practice and make a design of an imaginary ideal school using the knowledge and experiences acquired during the courses and practical training and research.
How to apply?
Registration for our international exchange programme in Spring semester 2017 is closed.
From 1st of April 2017 registration will open for the International Class in Spring semester 2018.
The exchange programme Spring semester 2018 (study year 2017-2018) will run in the period from 29th of January until the 29th of June 2018.