Saving your favourites has failed.


Add programmes to your favourites and compare them to find the programme that suits you best.

What is Christian Education: a practices approach

Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Gouda

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Teacher training
Course summary We deepen our understanding of Christian education worldwide by reflecting on what visions on educational practices are effective and how they can be evaluated from a Christian perspective.
Course description Within an international community of students and expert (guest) lecturers you will extend your theoretical and practical understanding of Christian education. With use of philosophy of education, we reflect on what visions on educational practices are effective and how they can be evaluated from a Christian perspective. Starting from observations in the practice of Christian Education in the Netherlands, participants will be introduced to a variety of practices worldwide. We frame current visions within the practices approach of Christian education (Smith & Smith, 2009), and study the approach’s backgrounds and recent research findings. By studying theory and reflection on their own practices, this course helps participants to enrich their practice (or the practices they serve) with insights of Christian pedagogy. We will study the dominant neoliberal approach and the constructivist approach, and how these philosophies have their impact worldwide. Participants will learn how to recognize those influences and will be invited to reflect critically from their own religious background.
Study subjects Content strand; Innovation / research strand; Personal development strand
Course objectives Knows the background of the practices approach; influence of neo-liberal thinking in education; Understands the reasons of differences in Christian Ed. practices. Is able to answer: can a teacher make his/her teaching distinguishing Christian? Is able to distinguish influences of current philosophies in practices of ed. in one's own context; able to formulate a vision on education for own school;
ECTS credits 15.00
Duration 12 day(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes individual assignment, lecture, self study, seminar
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department -
Information about the institution -


Admission requirements
  1. Bachelor of education and a good knowlegde of the English language (written and oral)
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 day(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 7 Mar 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 1975n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

For more scholarships, visit:

Course website More information about the course


Contact information for the study programme
Contact information for the institution
Telephone number
Course website More information about the course
Institution website More information about the institution