Workshop/Course Development (Dion Nijland)
Profile, extension and depth: Education
6 or more
Number of course weeks
One 50-minute lesson per week (14 in total). The last (15th) lesson student is used for presentations and will take 2 hours. At least one session of giving workshops, lasting 1,5 hours.
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
The student has completed Education.
At the end of the course, the student can:
• Develop a workshop or course
• Formulate personal aims and views with respect to professional education
• Formulate didactic aims and accordingly design a workshop or course for the target group
• Give a workshop to a certain target group
Relation to other modules
The content of this module follows where Education left off, and form part of the educational part of the curriculum, which also includes Methodology and several electives.
Lessons based on the topics listed under Aims.
During the lessons students will develop a course or workshop for an existing organisation or group of people. They will also give a workshop to a certain target group (for example students from the PABO).
At the end of the module students present their workshop or course to a representative of an organisation, a school of music or a coordinator of the preparatory course in order to apply for a job as a workshop leader.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group lessons, assignments and presentations.
Material & Tools
All the necessary materials can be found on the ELO (electronic learning environment) under Education Modules.
Completing assignments, giving presentations, exchanging feedback.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assignments / presentation.
The student should have mastered the elements described under Aims. The presentation for a committee will be judged with the following criteria:
• Completeness and clarity of the workshop plan (motivation, subject, target group, objectives, methods and public relations)
• Artistic and pragmatic of the workshop
The student has successfully completed the module with a minimum attendance of 80%, 4 assignments graded sufficient and the presentation at the end of the module graded sufficient.
The end presentation is assessed by a committee.
Students develop a course or workshop for a school of music, primary school, preparatory course, business club or company.