Global Perspectives – Feedback from students
The English-taught Global Perspectives subject is offered at many Dutch bilingual schools from year 10 onwards. We at Pre-U fully support the teaching goal of bringing research methods, in the context of global problems under differing perspectives, closer to the pupils. In cooperation with Isendoorn College Warnsveld, we paired pupils with university students in the 2015/2016 academic year. The pupils received feedback via Skype on their ideas, hypotheses and approach. They received valuable suggestions for running their projects, while also becoming aware of how university students work. One teacher stated: “The feedback from the students really opened the pupils’ eyes. They now understand that good science is a long and involved process.“
Manhattan Project Symposium
In the spring of 2016, 90 pupils from Isendoorn College Warnsveld came to our campus to present the results of their work on the Manhattan Project in the form of a symposium. The first presentation round was divided according to various academic disciplines (e.g. technology, management or psychology). The best and brightest pupils were then asked to give a presentation in front of a big audience, including University of Twente teaching staff. The groups then received feedback from the UT lecturers in order to solidify the connection between secondary and higher education. Thanks to the involvement of the university lecturers, pupils not only gained insight into the professional aspects of the topics, but they also learned more about what universities expect of their students. The supervising school teacher said that the entire experience was “exciting, inspiring, diverse!”
Life and Science – Personal Assistance Teacher
Personal Assistance Teachers have taught the elective course Life & Science in English at the Missionsgymnasium St. Antonius Bardel in Bad Benthe since the 2015-2016 academic year. The topics covered range from optics to biomedical anamnesis to industrial design. The purpose of the course is to conduct experiments on topics chosen by the pupils themselves. One or two university students develop the contents of the lessons together with the teacher. This allows us to optimally adapt the course to the needs and wishes of your pupils, while fostering their interest in technology and natural sciences and simultaneously improving their English language skills.