The honours learning environment of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

  • Tineke Kingma Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Karien Dommerholt deBreedte, The Netherland
  • Liesbeth Rijsdijk Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Keywords: honours learning environment, higher education, honours pedagogy, honours programmes, co-creation

Abstract

This paper presents the application of theories and experiences in the day-to-day environment of honours education in a so-called honours learning environment. In 2009, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (UAS) started with honours education. An important question from the start was: what characterizes the honours learning environment? Based on experience, knowledge exchange and input from theory, the honours learning environment was developed, which is the fundament of honours and talent development at Windesheim UAS. The eight characteristics are illustrated by animations and explanations based on scientific studies.

Author Biographies

Tineke Kingma, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Managing director Honours Programmes, senior education consultant and researcher

Karien Dommerholt, deBreedte, The Netherland

Consultant

Liesbeth Rijsdijk, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Managing director external & international affairs Windesheim Honours College and senior teacher and researcher

Published
2017-10-30