Exchange programme | Teacher Training

Exchange programme

Location: Vorselaar - Campus Vorselaar

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Vanessa Dockx
International Coordinator
International coordinator
For all your questions on the content of the programme & the learning agreement.
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Focus on the future

In our international class we focus on the 21st century skills

  •    Teachers who are competent in foreign languages
  •    Teachers who think creatively and are open-minded
  •    Teachers who are flexible and team players
  •    Teachers who are problem solvers and decision makers
  •    Digital competent teachers for digital natives in schools
  •    Teachers who are lifelong learners
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Discover it all with lots of outdoor learning!

In the different modules the students discover not only our campus, but also the surroundings.
They plan different excursions all over Belgium with a focus on education.
Furthermore, a full week in the Netherlands is part of the program since we focus on Europe and compare schools, school systems and learning outcomes. Apart from that students participate in online project work with students all over the world.

 

International class

The International Class ‘More to explore unites incoming Erasmus+ students and Flemish students in teacher education. The students participate a 3 or 5 months English program, consisting of the modules ‘More to discover’, ‘More innovation in education’, ‘Survival Dutch’, ‘Digital learning design’, ‘More multilingual education’, ‘More diversity in education’ and ‘More practice’. Flemish students take the course ‘More practice outside Flanders’ instead of ‘More innovation in education’. 

Take a look at former students!

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    Are you a student in early childhood, primary or secondary education or interested in education in general? What about studying in a renowned teacher training institution in the heart of Europe? In the international class at Thomas More campus Vorselaar you get the possibility to study for 3 or 5 months in a full English-taught programme together with other International and Flemish students!
    We focus on the 21st century skills and in learning with and from each other, in classes but definitely also through outdoor education.
    You can choose between the options mentioned underneath. Attention, the combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and need to be communicated beforehand.

    The academic year in a nutshell 

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • The combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and need to be communicated beforehand.
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    More to discover i Z15018 4 x
    More diversity in education i z15014 4 x
    More multilingual education i Z15015 3 x
    More innovation in education i Z15437 9 x
    Survival Dutch i Z15019 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Digital learning Design i Z13261 3 x
    More choice i Z14363 3 x
    More practice i Z15016 10 x
    More practice i Z15017 7 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    More to discover i Z15018 4 x
    More diversity in education i z15014 4 x
    More multilingual education i Z15015 3 x
    More innovation in education i Z15437 9 x
    Survival Dutch i Z15019 3 x
    Digital learning Design i Z13261 3 x
    More choice i Z14363 3 x
    More practice i Z15016 10 x
    More practice i Z15017 7 x
  • Conditions

    There are no specific pre-requisites for this exchange programme.

  • Exam regulations

    The courses will be assessed via intermediate and final individual or group presentations or papers.
    Students are expected to follow all the lessons and activities of the courses. Absence to lessons or activities can lead to additional assignments or to the grade ‘insufficient’.

    The evaluation of the internship in the school (or the educational organization) is based on the observation and reports from the mentor(s) and the coach (60%). The concrete content of the practice will be described immediately after the first days of observation in the school (or the organization). Students will be present all days as foreseen. The evaluation of the assignments in the digital portfolio (40%). The assignments in the digital portfolio will be available on canvas in the beginning of the course.

     

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

Need to know

  • Practical information
  • Practical information

    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 31 October (to start in February)

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