NB Language spoken in course is Dutch unless English-speaking students participate
This course consists of two parts: a research internship and a teaching internship.
The research internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about a variety of approaches and methods (e.g. observation) that are used in child and family studies. Dependent on the research project, students will be involved in the recruitment of participants, the actual data collection in the lab, home setting or child care setting under supervision of a qualified staff member.
During the teaching internship, students will be challenged to communicate the skills and knowledge obtained thus far to bachelor students, and to acquire practical experience in the didactics of teaching. When a student is placed for a teaching internship, the student will do a research internship of 7 ects (instead of 10 ects) and a teaching internship of 3 ects.
The student participates in an ongoing research project. The work is conducted under the supervision of the researcher(s) involved. The research internship and choice of project take place in consultation with the co-ordinator. The specific research participation tasks will be put in writing in the form of a contract.
The internship can begin at any point during the academic year, but the timing will also depend on the availability of openings in a research project and staff capacity. In many cases the internship is offered in combination with the master’s project.
When there is a new opening for participation in a research project and there are no applications from students on file, the opening will be announced to the students via Blackboard and U-mail.
The student teaches study groups (“werkgroepen”) in one of the following four first-, or second-year Bachelor courses: a) Tutorials (Tutoraat), b) Data Processing with SPSS, c) Communication Skills Lab (Practicum Gesprekstechnieken), d) Parenting Education, Prevention and Intervention (Opvoedingsvoorlichting, preventie en interventie: het vertalen van wetenschap naar praktijk). The teaching activities are performed under the supervision of the course co-ordinator. The specific teaching participation tasks will be put in writing in the form of a contract, at least two months preceding the start of the internship.
The teaching internship will begin either in September or January. Students should sign up for the course by using the forms placed on the Blackboard-site of the course Research internship Child and Family Studies. Students may indicate their preference for teaching a specific course, but the final placement decision will be made by the co-ordinator.
Achievement levels: 8,11,12,13,14,15,17,18.
Mode of instruction
Research internship and Teaching internship including workshops on effective teaching.
The research internship concludes with a brief report on the work performed and (if applicable) literature studied. Concise guidelines for the report are included in the contract.
The teaching internship concludes with a brief report reflecting on the student’s teaching activities. Concise guidelines for the report are included in the contract.
Additional information can be found on the Blackboard site of the course ‘Research Internship Child and Family studies’.
Research internship: literature to be studied depends on the actual research activities, and will be made available through the researcher.
Teaching internship: literature to be studied depends on the actual teaching activities, and will be made available through the course co-ordinator.
Enrollment via the co-ordinator of the course.
“Dr. D.J.G. Arnoldus”: http://socialsciences.leiden.edu/educationandchildstudies/childandfamilystudies/organisation/staffcfs/arnoldus.html