ELS-51506 Becoming a Teacher 2


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)ir. RHM Vaessen-Bouwman
Lecturer(s)ir. RHM Vaessen-Bouwman
ir. KD Siersma
Examiner(s)dr. PR Runhaar

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

ELS-51006 Becoming a Teacher Basics;
ELS-51606 Learning and Instruction Theory;
ELS-52006 Becoming a Teacher 1.


Becoming a Teacher 2 focuses on integration of theory on learning and instruction and practical teacher training. Theory on learning and instruction will be applied and tested in classroom settings. Students continually reflect on and learn from their experiences. They learn to analyse classroom events, to solve classroom-related problems and to develop themselves. This course is a follow-up to the courses Becoming a Teacher 1 and Learning and Instruction Theory.

NB: this course is part of the Minor Education and is integrated with an internship at a school. Note that if you are interested, you can contact the coordinator Piety Runhaar (piety.runhaar@wur.nl) about six months before the actual start of the minor, so that the internship can be organized.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are, within the domain of teaching at mavo, havo/vwo 1+2+3 and secondary vocational education, on basis of sufficient theoretical understanding, a professional attitude and teaching-related skills, expected to be able to:
- communicate on the level of the students (interpersonal);
- create a safe learning environment (pedagogical);
- create a powerful learning environment (pedagogical content knowledge);
- organize a learning environment that is well-structured, clear and task-oriented (planning);
- communicate and cooperate with other teachers in the school (cooperation with colleagues);
- share relevant information with others to ensure the well-being of the students (school environment);
- explicitly and critically reflect upon their teaching-related views and competencies on the basis of theoretical insights and empirical data (reflection on personal/professional development).


- practical teacher training as part of an internship;
- peer-evaluation in group sessions;
- assignments and meetings about content and didactics;
- self-evaluation.


The grade will be based on the performance during the internship (40%), on the quality of the assignments on didactics (30%) and on the quality of the portfolio (30%).


Book: Martie Slooter. De vijf rollen van de leraar. Other literature will be provided through Brightspace.

Compulsory for: WUEDUBSc Minor Education2MO, 6MO