Boost performance & wellbeing in (sports) classes
Create a climate of performance and wellbeing in your (sports) classes during this Blended Intensive Programme (BIP). You will collaborate with international students and learn which factors are crucial in classroom management.
Moreover, you will learn how to influence these factors. These insights will equip you in building a positive climate for both performance and wellbeing in groups, while facilitating inclusive interactions.
This BIP is an initiative from Windesheim Faculty of Physical Education and Sports (Calo, NL).
Teaching and learning
Our (practical) lectures, master classes and group meetings are based on ‘learning by doing’. The BIP focuses on observing and understanding group dynamics and classroom management in various contexts. You will apply your newly gained insights in the real-life context of schools or sport clubs and visit these sites.
- (Physical) education students
- Sport coaches
The programme starts with a digital introduction and the formation of international teams. In these teams, you share a glimpse of the various educational contexts in your home countries. This activity prepares you to gain a broad understanding of various working attitudes in designing innovative classroom management enhancing activities.
Wednesday April 3rd 16.00- 16.45 Online Teams session Wednesday April 10th 16.00- 16.45 Online Teams session
On campus week
During this BIP you'll learn how to create an environment where primary, secondary and vocational students thrive and learn in the most optimal way. In other words, you will learn how to create a 'possibility atmosphere' in groups.
You work together with international and Dutch students. Together you’ll be introduced in a Group dynamic working method which helps you to improve your classroom management.
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
Introduction in the Group dynamic working method used at the Windesheim Faculty of of Physical Education and Sports and experience group dynamic basics and social conformity.
Create a personal learning plan for the week.
Zwolle city tour by bike
Typical Dutch diner
Tuesday April 23rd
Practical class with the focus on the group dynamics working method used at the Windesheim Faculty of of Physical Education and Sports
Joined session with Dutch students to prepare a school visit
Programme of choice: Sports, masterclass or Dutch social city tour
Wednesday April 24th
School visit together with Dutch students by joining them on their internship
Continuation of the school visits
Thursday April 25th
Practical class with a focus on evaluation the Wednesdays school visits
Practical class about students own role in the (international) group. Students explore skills to develop their own role in groups.
Guest lecture Sportservice Zwolle 'Exercise and health promotion' by Arno de Swart Roger Knoops
BIP Worldcup '3 against 3' Sports games with pizza
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 full of new ideas to implement in your own educational context. After the on-campus week at Windesheim, we ask you to try out your findings in your home environment.
Collect feedback from primary/secondary/vocational school students and teachers on your classroom management suggestions and adjustments. You will present the results and share your results with your fellow students in the last online class.
16.00-16.45: Online wrap-up session and presentation
- Students learn to understand and recognize the social conformity in groups
- Students learn to understand and recognize three basis group dynamic axioms
- Students are introduced into a Group dynamic working method used at the Windesheim Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
- Students learn to apply the basics of that Group dynamic working method
- Students learn to understand the effects of their own behaviour in a group
- Students develop suggestions and adjustments in their classroom management
- 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).
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If you want to make use 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.
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Jeroen Steeman (lecturer)
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