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Group Dynamics and Classroom Management in Education

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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.

For who?

  • (Physical) education students
  • Sport coaches

Programme overview

Programme Goals

Content Goals

  • 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

Intercultural goals

  • 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


Maximum 20


  • 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
  • Recommended Accommodation 

    Don’t wait too long to find accommodation in Zwolle. Besides all the options in and around Zwolle the organization has two suggestions.

    Hotel Lumen
    The physical Education and Sports faculty has pre-booked rooms at hotel Lumen in Zwolle. A double room costs 155,- euros (including breakfast). (opens in new tab)

    If you want to make use of this offer, please contact the coordinator of the program Corine Visser ( 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. in new tab)


Jeroen Steeman (lecturer) in new tab)


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