Design inclusive and meaningful learning environments
In this Blended Intensive Programme (BIP), you will take on the challenge of designing and testing innovative variations of Youth Sports and Physical Education activities focusing on inclusive and meaningful learning environments in ball sports.
This BIP is a joint initiative between Windesheim Faculty of Physical Education and Sports (Calo, NL), Youth Sports Innovation Centre (NL), and Dutch Sports federations. In this program, you will take on the challenge of designing and testing innovative variations of Youth Sports and Physical Education activities focusing on inclusive and meaningful learning environments in (ball) sports.
Teaching and learning
Our (practical) lectures, master classes, design studios and study group meetings are based on ‘learning by doing’ and the principles of game design. In a close coorperation with Dutch students, you will test the activities you designed during training at various schools.
- Physical education students
- Sport coaches
- Game designers in youth and inclusive sports
The program starts with a digital introduction and the formation of international study groups. In these groups you get glimpses of the organization of Youth Sports in countries across Europe. This enables you to choose a sport you would like to design activities for.
Wednesday April 3rd 16.00- 16.45 Online Teams session Wednesday April 10th 16.00- 16.45 Online Teams session
On campus week
You will have the opportunity to work together with other international students on design frameworks for sports. You will learn how to work with the model ‘teaching games for understanding’.
With this model, you will apply design principles such as differential learning, game-centered play, and self-regulation. Afterwards, you will share your design experiences with your study group and use the feedback to improve your game design.
Monday April 22nd
Start - Sports and fun games
Welcome - Robert Agelink, director of the Windesheim Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
Introduction – Jeroen Steeman and Corine Visser (International Coordinator)
Speaker Intercultural intelligence and awareness – Candida Snow
Programme goals, explanation of the assignment by Corine Visser & Alexander Nagelhout
Masterclass ‘Game Design in Youth Sports’ by Wytse Walinga & Jeroen Koekoek
Zwolle city tour by bike
Typical Dutch diner
Tuesday April 23rd
Practical class with a focus on secondary school activities - Alexander Nagelhout
Inspiration session 'Design Studio' by Frank Beekers, Corine Visser & Alexander Nagelhout
Programme of choice: Sports, masterclass or Dutch social city tour
Wednesday April 24th
School visit secondary schools by bike
Practical class with a focus on Primary school by Corine Visser & Arno de Swart
Thursday April 25th
School visit secondary schools by bike
Practical class Sharing experiences school visits by Corine Visser & Alexander Nagelhout
Guest lecture Sportservice Zwolle 'Exercise and health promotion' by Arno de Swart Roger Knoops
Social program with Calo Students Association Vestuvalo
Friday April 26th
Part of Dutch Kingsday small-sided games primary school by bike
Wrap up session, evaluation and bike return
Saturday April 27th (Additional)
Experience Kings Day during an additional boattour in Amsterdam
Results and online wrap-up
You will leave the Netherlands with a backpack full of new ideas to implement in your own home country.
After the on campus week at Windesheim, we ask you to test your game design in your own home country and collect the reactions of children and trainers to your design. You will present the results and share the final game design with your peers in the last online class.
16.00-16.45: Online wrap-up session and presentation
- Online start
Learn about the model Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and the principles of the model
- Know the meaning of game-based approaches in sports contexts
- Learn fundamental aspects of designing rich learning environments
- Apply design principles to small-sided sports games in rich environments
- Learn to apply important pedagogical aspects (game balance, differentiation, organization, involvement)
- Create new small-sided Youth Sports Games
- Create attractive lesson cards to describe the new activities
- Reflect on different designed game activities with a reflection tool (fix, fit and fun)
- Learn about primary and secondary school systems in the Netherlands
- Learn about the Kingsday habits and history in the Netherlands
- Know the meaning of Kingsday games in the Netherlands
- Prepare students' roles for Kingsday games on Friday in Zwolle with dress code orange
- Online presentation in small groups
- An instruction video describing the game design task and rules
- 2 online classes in April
- 5 days on campus in Zwolle, the Netherlands (April 22-26, 2024)
- 1 online class in May (dates online classes TBD)
- Travel: Between 100,- and 300,- euro Accommodation (5 nights): Between 250-300,- euro (p.p. in case of a shared room)
- Windesheim will pay most of the lunch and dinner costs and the bike rental for all the students.
- All extra expenses are on the student's own account only for EU countries The Erasmus+ fund covers to a maximum of 490 euro
Don’t wait too long to find accommodation in Zwolle. Besides all the options in and around Zwolle the organization has two suggestions.
The physical Education and Sports faculty has pre-booked rooms at hotel Lumen in Zwolle. A double room costs 155,- euros (including breakfast).
lumenzwolle.nl (opens in new tab)
If you want to take advantage of this offer, please contact the coordinator of the program Corine Visser (firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in new tab)). She will send you a booking code.
Hostel ‘De Basis’ in Zwolle
Hostel De Basis is a new hostel in the center of Zwolle. There are double rooms and multi-person rooms. It’s a cheap alternative.
debasiszwolle.nl(opens in new tab)
Corine Visser (teacher)
email@example.com(opens in new tab)
This program is developed in close collaboration with the Sportinnovator Jeugdsport Innovatiecentrum (Youth Sports Innovation Centre)(opens in new tab).