Flyer zone Flexible Education English

16 September 2019 Making education more flexible
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Four flexible student routes

Flyer zone Flexibilisation

Over the next four years, the Flexibilisation Team will be working on the meaning and impact of making education more flexible. They will explore possibilities, challenges, and questions based on four student paths. Each dimension comes with its own set of challenges, as described below.

Student path At your own pace

What does it mean to complete your studies within the set time frame, and what are the criteria for good education if everyone studies at their own pace? Is the distinction between full-time and part-time programmes still relevant? Or should there be a sliding scale? What does ‘at your own pace’ mean with regard to the need for learning communities where learning takes place in a cooperative context?

Student path Off the beaten track

What are the restrictions on expanding the existing leeway in study programmes? How does an examination board ensure the quality of the diploma if a student defines all or a substantial part of their learning outside the boundaries of the study programme? How can the associated administrative activities acts be simplified?

Student path MyDiploma

If courses and extracurricular activities can be freely combined to obtain a diploma, what are the minimum requirements? How does an examination board ensure the quality of a diploma if there is no predefined study programme content? Is training still the guiding principle for the provision of education, or are there more effective ways to define it? What forms of substantive and process-based support are needed to help students put together a good degree programme?

Student path Modular learning

If obtaining a diploma is no longer the goal of the learning process, education can be organised in smaller, independent units. This creates room for partnerships with professionals who are looking for continuing education in specific areas as part of lifelong learning. Can small, independent educational units or modules be effectively certified? Can these certificates be bundled towards earning a degree? Can knowledge and skills acquired elsewhere be recognised for a study programme?

Flexible within existing frameworks

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Student Mobility pilot

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Shifting down

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Looking back on 2019: The zone Flexible education

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The first year of the Acceleration Plan is over. In a series of interviews we look back on 2019 with the leaders of the zones. In ...

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Interview series: Nicole Will & Michiel de Jong

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To celebrate the launch of the new Acceleration Plan website, we did a series of interviews with members of the Acceleration Plan about their experiences ...

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One-pager Student Mobility Pilot

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Action plan zone 2019 Flexibilisation

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Flyer zone Flexible Education English

Making education more flexible

Over the next four years, the Flexibilisation Team will be working on the meaning and ...

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