Facts and figuresThe programme at a glance
Programme structureA view of the study programme
Participants will have to complete a mandatory internship at a participating school for special education or supportive educational track. A portfolio will have to be submitted at the end of the course in which assignments pertaining to the following competencies need to be completed:
- Interpersonal competence
- Pedagogical competence
- Didactic competence
- Organizational competence
- Dealing with colleagues
- Dealing with social environment
The following professional skills will also be dealt with:
- Communication: Verbal skills
- Communication: Written skills
The internship will take 10 weeks and will take 1,5 days per week during which you will be expected to prepare and teach 8-10 English lessons which didactic validity will be evaluated. The assignments are geared to the implementation of theoretical knowledge about special education. To this end, language should not be an impediment. Examples of possible assignments are: observing lessons (of which might be said that not knowing the language might be beneficial, as it allows the participant to focus fully on behavior).
Finishing the exchange programme
You will research a topic within the framework of Special Educational Needs. The research may be linked to something you want to consider more thoroughly at your internship but may also entail secondary research.
To finish the exchange programme you will have to write an essay based on research on a chosen topic dealing with the development of skills/talent in the special educational sector.