Windesheim Honours College is an innovative educational concept which offers a unique four year bachelor degree programme in Global Project & Change Management at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. We educate you to become an International Project and Change Manager with an insight in different fields of expertise: Global Health, Urban Dynamics, Social Entrepreneurship or Civil Society. We teach our students to become competent global citizens who are engaged in evoking and making changes in our world and our society. We do this in a structural and realistic way, with a focus on global issues and sustainability.
High student satisfaction
For the fifth year in a row we have been selected a 'Top-rated' programme based on Student Satisfactory, low drop-out rates and expert evaluation by the composers of the selection guide for higher education (Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs).
For the third year in a row, Windesheim Honours College obtained a very high score in the national student survey (Nationale Studentenenquête), conducted by the independent website studychoice.nl. Our programme is also labeled ‘excellent’ by the NVAO, the Dutch independent accreditation organisation for Dutch and Belgian Higher Education.
Our lecturers are highly educated and have international work experience. This gives them and their lectures an extra dimension. They try to incorporate their knowledge and experience into their lectures as much as possible. They encourage you to be critical in class and join them in the discussions they have online and offline.
An ongoing path towards Excellence
Windesheim Honours College’s approach to excellence is based on the strength of a University of Applied Sciences education. The focus is on the profession, in this case a global project and change manager in a specified professional field. The BBA degree programme we offer, combines a strong focus on the development of practical and professional skills with the ability to apply these skills in a changing, complex and global professional reality. College graduates are trained to use and apply knowledge based on applied research in the development and design of professional products and services, contributing to the improvement of professional practices, methods and theories in a specified professional field. This way they become doers who think critically about what they do and why, and hence professionals with discernible added value on the (international) labour market.
Real life experience
We believe you can learn more through real life experience and from there construct your own knowledge. It is a problem-based and adaptive way of learning where we challenge you to integrate new knowledge to the existent knowledge you may already have. We do this using innovative procedures.
You will gain knowledge and skills, and construct your own vision of the professional world in interaction with the environment during your learning process. We use different methods of instruction, such as problem based learning, experiential learning and Internships. At Windesheim Honours College experiential learning forms the backbone of the degree programme we offer. Experiential learning fosters critical thinking, and creates motivated and independent learners. The goal is to make you reach the highest order of learning.
Windesheim Honours College’s educational concept is strongly related to its mission and educational vision. The educational concept consists of three components:
1. The talented and motivated student
Our education focuses on gifted and talented students with creativity and task commitment. We think it is crucial that our students are challenged to develop personal leadership through individual profiling in order to become independent career navigators.
2. The ‘College concept’: a small-scale and intensive educational setting with an international learning community
Colleges are still a rare phenomenon in the Dutch context. Although the number of University Colleges is gradually growing, WHC is still the only Professional College in the Netherlands. WHC is a residential College. This enhances the close involvement between students and therefore the formation of a learning community. The international learning community is furthermore characterised by close involvement between lecturers and students and the engagement of both students and lecturers in socially relevant extra-curricular activities.
3. The way we teach
Our way of teaching is based in the three pillars of honours education: community, academic skills and bounded freedom.
- We create a learning community by working and co creating together
- We take you an extra mile into your academic knowledge, understanding and skills;
- We give you space for experimentation, risk taking, personal initiatives and pursuit of your individual interests.
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