YFN-20301 Self Assessment for BBN students


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work4
Course coordinator(s)LMA Spoelstra
Lecturer(s)T Sanders
LMA Spoelstra
Examiner(s)LMA Spoelstra

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NOTE: this course overlaps with YNH-20301 and ELS-51901 and they cannot be combined in an individual programme.

This course is aimed at students of the BSc Forest and Nature Conservation (BBN) programme. The course offers BBN-students an opportunity to increase their self-awareness and is especially useful to help give direction in making study choices as: the optional part (30 credits free-choice/minor in the 3rd year) and the choice for a Master programme. By using personal experiences from the past and analysing them with a motivational system, students find out more about their intrinsic motivation and strengths. Knowing your motives serves as a compass to support making conscious study and career choices that fits you as a person. 

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe what their strengths are;
- identify what really offers them fulfillment or satisfaction as a professional;
- list which type of activities are meaningful to them;
- describe which contexts are motivating for them to work in;
- investigate which particular topics/jobs fascinate them;
- analyse which skills they prefer to use and develop;
- present their motivational compass and related study/career choices in the form of a pitch.


- introduction lecture explaining the course and method;
- several (group) tutorials to find and describe their motivational compass;
- search for specific study paths and career possibilities that match as much as possible with their ‘motivational compass’;
- give a short presentation (pitch) using the outcome of their ‘motivational compass’ and the steps the student wants to undertake within their study/career;
- reflect and present their findings in a report (examination).


Grading will be based on a testimonial pass or fail. A pass is received after successful completion of:
- active participation during the lectures, tutorials an pitch (presence at all meeting is mandatory);
- an individual reflective essay (100%).


Required course materials will be made available through Brightspace

Restricted Optional for: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc5AF