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International Educating Class (IEC)
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First upcoming info moment International Educating Class (IEC):

Start Date Spring Semester 2021

Classes begin on Monday, 22 February.  
The introduction takes place on Friday, 19 February at 10:00.  

UNESCO inspired programme that educates for a sustainable future. IS THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATING CLASS (IEC) FOR YOU?

If you seek to contribute to the building of peace through sustainable development.   
If you understand that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.   
If you want to engage in intercultural dialogue, while developing your personal and professional potential.  
If you realize that education will be the way that we positively and humanely transition into the future. 
Then, this programme is for you.  

If you’re interested in learning more about our PIEC programme, please contact the IEC-coordinator for more information at IEC [at]

"Participating in this programme has helped me to develop creative responses for today's needs in education."   (Maryori)

The IEC programme combines an evidence-based approach to educating for the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with the theory and practice of various collaborative and performative methods and approaches.   Some of the methods and approaches the programme uses are, amongst others:  capacity building, empowerment, human rights, cultural awareness, appreciative inquiry, academic communication, scenario planning, global citizenship education and project cycle management.   This unique blend is meant to bring students from differing cultures and backgrounds together to work towards common goals.  

Based on UNESCO inspired values, learning objectives for the programme actively contribute to educating for the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). 

Leyre: "I have increased my intercultural competence, peace and tolerance sense, research and English skills. I became  a true global citizen."

Solidarity in times of corona


You are intellectually curious;

You want to deepen your knowledge about development issues;

You are a teacher and want to expand your skills set and marketability; 

You are thinking about a career in education;

You work in or are interested in adult and continuing education;

You are a professional, who is responsible for training and education;

You are between degrees or jobs and need time to re-orient while gaining valuable skills; 

You are interested in a gap or sabbatical year (life-long learning);

You want to study in Belgium in the context of an International Classroom (native and non-native students), …

"I was looking for a life experience that would offer more than just something about education or teaching." (Aarthi)

Aarthi's graduation speech

The programme is officially recognized by the Flemish Ministry of Education in Belgium and supported by UNESCO. Graduates receive an officially recognized certificate that does not lead to a teaching certificate or another degree.