We aim to help you put theory into practice as quickly as possible and we do this through Design-Based Education. It’s a concept that applies to the whole of your programme’s curriculum, a way of looking at what and how you learn. And it’s practical – on both a personal and professional level.
Studying at NHL Stenden means using our unique educational concept, Design-Based Education (DBE). We want to make sure our students have a challenging and inspiring learning environment with contemporary facilities. To make this happen, a number of principles are important to us:
Learning from practical experience
We believe it's important that you are exposed to the practical problems in your chosen fields right from the start of your degree and that you work on current, real-life issues. You work on these issues in Ateliers, groups that bring together students, sometimes from different programmes, and industry. You also get to learn directly from the industry through internships or workplace learning. And if you're studying part-time, you can use your workplace as a learning environment.
Learning from and with each other
Students differ from each other in terms of their qualities, experiences and cultural background. By working together to find solutions for current issues, you can make use of these differences and learn from each other, drawing from each other’s interpretation and perception of a situation. You form a learning community in ateliers that bring together students, lecturers and the professional field. The ateliers can also be interdisciplinary so not only is a problem then seen from different perspectives but the solution is more complete.
Attention to your personal and professional development
Together we want to create a learning environment in which you develop as a person and a professional. An environment in which you are known and your achievements recognized. Our lecturers are professionally competent, and trained to also pay attention to your learning process, to coach you and give you frequent feedback. And we limit the number of assessments you have to do.