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Primary Education for exchange students

Do you have a lot of imagination? Are you curious and empathic? Do you want to become cultural aware through meeting and connecting with others? And are you passionate about redefining the future of children and youngsters growing up in the big city? Then join our Primary Education for exchange students programme. Come and discover how you, as an educator, social worker, (pedagogical) coach, pedagogue,... can use the multicultural and metropolitan context to enhance the life of children and youngsters in a superdiverse city.

Through practice-based projects and internships you will get a closer look at the diverse reality of Brussels. You will encounter a broad range of organizations in the field of education, welfare, family-support, culture and youth. The voice and perspective of children, youngsters and educators working in the field will be the guiding force throughout the program.

Wandering through the metropolitan city of Brussels you will be immersed in cultural education and learn the importance of public perception, qualitative interactions, multilingualism and coaching. All while focusing on the 21st century skills. Skills that will give you the ability to respond innovatively and creatively to this ever-changing world.

Erasmus + exchange in Primary Education

We are happy to invite students from partner universities to do an Erasmus + exchange programme in Primary Education during the spring semester !

For more information on the specific courses offered for this exchange programme, please consult the courses and credits below.

Programme timing 

Spring semester: February 13 – June 30, 2023

  • EhB Welcome Day: tbc 
  • Semester courses + Internship period: February 13 -  June 4, 2023
  • Examinations: June 5 - June 30, 2023

 

Courses and credits

Field
Credits
Urban coaching & education

In Urban Education we focus on following themes for the educational professional:

Diversattude

  • The diversattude: the powerful way to work with diversity. 
  •  The challenges and needs of pedagogical contexts to support professionals to enhance her/his diversattude.
  •  Art-based and narrative methodes
  •  Sense of being and belonging in pedagogical contexts

Multilingualism

  •  Multilingualism as a resource in primary education

Dialogue in controversial themes

  • framework and dialogue and communicational theories
  • nature and incidence of controversial themes

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
5
Educational Challenges in an Urban context
  • Characteristics of the urban city (ex. demografic aspects) with Brussels as case study
  • The historical, economic, social and cultural development of Brussels
  • The concept of Pedagogical Challenges
  • Different cases out of the media, analysed through the perspective of Brussels (as urban context)

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
4
Growing up in Super Diver-City

• Identity and identity development
• Child images (child in danger, child as danger, commercialised child, the child of our dreams, child as adult, child as a vehicle of rights…)
• Historical evolution of the leisure sector for children
• Pedagogicalization of childhood
• Medaclization of childhood
• Commercialization of childhood
• Sociology of childhood
• Contemporary tendency in childhood
• Basic concepts of pedagogy
• Research: Being in times of becoming

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
3
Multilingualism in urban context
  • Translanguaging: home languages as a didactical resource: theory and classroom practices
  •  Multilingual language awareness: monolingual versus multilingual teacher beliefs and implications
  • Language acquisition (mother tongue, second language) and language stimulation
  •  Language awareness: theory and practices (early childhood, primary school)
  • Language passport, talking about language and emotions

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
3
Mathematics 2B: didactics and differentiation

You will learn more about the didactical approach of the following topics:

  • fractions and decimal numbers
  • measure/calculate length, volume, ...
  • STEM
  • percentages
  • geometry 
  • differentiation
  • ICT (Excel, scratch)

Language of instruction: English

Semester
Spring
3
Project Investigative Learning

Project Investigative Learning is a project in which you work under supervision in a project team on a practical assignment. You learn what it is like to work together in a team and to achieve goals. You investigate how you can apply the theory in practice.

The central question is how you can design a learning environment where active and inquisitive learning is addressed.

The assignment

  • To organise an active learning day in which active learning and language activation are central, starting from the experience of language and leading to learning activities with an eye for diversity.
  • In a small project team of about 6 students from the same study programme (Pre-Primary or Primary Education).
  • For a small group of children
  • For half a day
  • Consisting of a learning day starting from an experiential activity (story) leading to various learning activities in which one can speak of inquisitive and active learning.
  • A learning reflection as a substantive processing of the concept of "active learning";

ICT: a photo diary

  • Photo editing software;
  • Photo diary software;
  • Strategies for documenting learning processes through photos;

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Writing a story that gives rise to activities;
  • Telling a story;

SUPPORTING KNOWLEDGE (knowledge test)

  • Active learning is characterized by
    • An educational approach with a high degree of activity, closeness to reality, challenge, variety, initiative, atmosphere, inductive learning and inquiry-based learning;
    • A learning process that can be recognised by the learner through a high level of concentration, perseverance and determination, at the limit of one's own abilities, full of learning energy from a thorough exploration drive in the zone of immediate development;
    • A learning effect in which the pupils have fundamentally processed knowledge, have constructed knowledge themselves. We can speak of learning in a higher order;

ATTITUDES
Self, peer and teacher evaluation of attitudes.


Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
3
Learning environments - a brand new school for the city

Let’s simulate : You become part of a team of ‘school designers’ for schools in Brussel’.

In this module, you study international schoolsystems and get first-hand information of educational experts all over the world.
You explore the 6 dimensions of equity in education, to give all learners equal chances.
Apart from practical information about ‘how to start a school’, you will get examples of innovative schoolarchitecture and tips & tricks to design your own schoolbuilding and playgrounds.

In short : In small teams of international and Belgian students, you will do research, invest, be critical, select and compare information in order to design and present your ideal urban school for the capital. 

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
3
Internship

During the internship, the student takes the role of pedagogical coach (specific and adapted to the internship context).

The learning outcomes to be achieved are translated into personal internship objectives. Specific internship objectives must be achieved at the end the internship period. The internship goals are described in the internship manual.

The goals are assessed by observation, reflections and assessment interviews. Students writes a reflection report and portfolio during the internship period

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
6

Campus Bloemenhof & Kanal

Campus Bloemenhof

Campus Bloemenhof

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

The campus is located in the city centre of Brussels. It is on the charming Bloemenhofplein, near the Dansaert district. The square looks particularly picturesque and dates back to the Middle Ages (Zespenningenstraat used to be one of the city gates where tolls were collected).

The biggest asset of this campus: the large roof terrace where you can have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view. It is rightly the showpiece of this campus. The city centre with its shops, restaurants and historic buildings is within walking distance.

Address
Zespenningenstraat 70
1000 Brussels

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Campus Kanal

Campus Kanal

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Kanal is centrally located and easily accessible by bus, train, metro and bicycle. Located near the canal and in the Dansaert district, this campus is part of one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Brussels. On this new campus, we are committed to working closely with the neighbourhood, both in terms of lunch spots for students and activities with the surrounding schools. 

Campus Kanal is an environment where learning can take place in a variety of locations, at a variety of times and in a variety of forms. In the building you will find modular classrooms, practical classrooms (e.g. a hair and beauty salon), an outdoor classroom and learning spaces where students and teachers can plan (in)formal learning moments.

Address
Slotstraat 28
1000 Brussel

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

How to apply

1. Preliminary steps at your home institution

  • Your home institution needs to have an inter-institutional agreement with Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Check if this is the case by consulting with your home insititution or directly on the Mobility Online platform.
  • Follow the application process at your home institution in order to be nominated as a participant of the Erasmus+ program.
  • A B2 CEFR reference level in English is required. Check with your home institution and verify that you have reached this level.

2. Registering with EhB  

3. Completing the Learning Agreement Before in Mobility Online

  • Contact the Academic Erasmus coordinator of this course (contact details are on the bottom of this page) to define your academic exchange programme.
  • Write the details down in the Learning Agreement Before (in Mobility Online). Upload your Learning Agreement Before at least 1 month before the start of your exchange. 

Contact

Academic Erasmus coordinator: Annick Biesmans
Administrative Erasmus coordinator: Lisa Huylebroeck