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spring programme

Join us for the Spring Semester or for the Fall Semester or for Both!

Are you looking for a longer or a shorter experience or programme?  Are you in-between degrees or wanting to enrich your skills?  This one-year English-language 60 ECTS credit programme is divided into two (2) semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. You can follow each semester programme separately or together as a whole. You can begin either in the Spring or Fall.  At the end of each Semester, you receive a valuable certificate that is recognized by the Flemish Ministry of Education and endorsed by UNESCO. 

Course ECTS Short description
Learning for Life            In this course, you will strengthen your critical and creative attitude concerning educational theories and practices: the focus lies on meta-cognitive approaches to learning.
Global Education Networks and Agencies In this course, you explore ten agencies: UN, UNESCO, OECD, UNICEF, UNHCR, WIPO, UNIDO, World Bank, IIEP, and the African Union. You will research their missions, visions, priorities, functions, analyze their work in  reaching the SDGs, and argue their roles in global collaboration and innovation in the field of education. The course includes visits to the UNESCO headquarters, the IIEP and the OECD in Paris.
Participatory Research for Capacity Building              5 You will engage in explorations of action research in theory and practice in relation to teaching in schools and educating for global citizenship. You will make links between the theoretical understandings of research and your own emergence as practitioner researchers in educational settings. As producers of knowledge who can learn about their teaching and their students' learning by studying your own experiences. You will have an opportunity to identify a problem/issue, make a plan, gather and analyze data, report results, and develop implications for your future practice and action research.
Between Memory and Dialogue Living together sustainably and in peace can only happen through open dialogue amongst cultures as well as mutual respect for the other and his or her own cultural heritage and identity.   In this course, you review how new forms of identities in multicultural and multi-ethnic contemporary societies can be built to combat prejudices and discrimination while finding new ways of living together in greater harmony.
Language, code and culture 3 You will gain insight into how language in general - and English in particular - is coloured by one's cultural and societal background. Language can bring together, but it can also act as a potential cultural divider, which can affect teaching mixed groups in a foreign language that impacts cross-cultural understanding.
Scenarios for Living Together in 2060 5 You will be introduced to the complexities and inter-relatedness of many of the challenges facing society. You will learn the skills to think creatively about possible solutions: strategic planning, research skills, critical thinking, intercultural dialogue, interdisciplinary problem solving, and how to collaborate with others in order to develop policy, events, programs that can meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected and globalized world.
Learning for Global Citizenship In this course, you assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world. 
Personal Growth Appreciative Inquiry is a framework for reaching your full potential as complete human beings. You will develop courage, wisdom and leadership qualities required to constructively contribute towards building a culture of peace as well as grow as a person.  


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JUNAID, PhD student in bio-engineering, learned how to communicate with people from different backgrounds and different cultures.