NB Language spoken in course is Dutch unless English-speaking students participate
The internship consists of two parts.
In the first block, students will complete an internship for 5 ects. This internship will consist of a series of practical experiences to familiarize the students with the ‘sociale kaart’. Students will be required to visit schools and interview ‘zorg-coördinatoren’ in those schools about the nature of their work. Students will also collect examples of ‘handelingplannen’ from the schools. Students will make a list of external ‘instellingen’ that work with the schools to address the problems experienced by students. Finally, a panel session will be organized in which ‘zorg-coördinatoren’ from various schools are invited to come to the University and discuss various issues with the students.
During the second part of the internship (10 ects, block 2 and 3) students will gain practical experience as an internal ‘begeleider’ within a secondary school setting. The focus will be on the following: identifying the types of problems addressed by ‘begeleiders’ in the school; determining whether the problems should be addressed within the school or with help from outside sources; implementing a process for analyzing the problems and formulating potential solutions to the problems; creating a data base of possible intervention approaches for learning and behavior problems presented by secondary-school students; working with school personnel to implement the intervention program; collecting data to determine the effectiveness of the intervention program. Students will also reflect upon and discuss their experiences.
Achievement levels: 1-19
To be announced.
Mode of instruction
Part one and two: combination of lectures and discussion.
Part one: portfolio developed throughout the internship period will be graded on a scale of 1 to 10.
Part two: internship will be graded on basis of feedback from the supervisor and on basis of final report.
During this course Blackboard will be used.
For part one of the internship:
- Ledoux, G., Karsten, S., Breetvelt, I., Emmelot, Y., & Hiem, M. (2006). Vernieuwing van zorgstructuren in het primair en voortgezet onderwijs: Een analystische evaluatie van de herijking van het zorgbeleid.