Workshop/Course Development (Dion Nijland)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Education
Group size
6 or more
Number of course weeks
Class duration
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
15.2 hours
Study load
40.8 hours

Form / content / level

The student has completed Education.
See Competencies Matrix.
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.
Student activity
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
• Originality
• Presentation
Pass requirements
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.
Examination procedure
The end presentation is assessed by a committee.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Students develop a course or workshop for a school of music, primary school, preparatory course, business club or company.