Children and Media

(autumn and spring)

Are you interested in working with children? De you have an opinion on the influence of media on children and teenagers? Do you want to learn about the way children use social media these days? Would like to take part in a challenging project within the field of Social work or Education in The Netherlands? If so, this study programme is very interesting for you!

The significance and influence of the media give rise to questions and concerns among parents and professional educators who want to be able to support children in their daily lives. Therefore, it is very important to increase knowledge, skills, and awareness about the media among students in child psychology and pedagogics.

About the programme

This programme is a good preparation for working and learning with international students in the field of social work, education and Pedagogics. The program has a focus on the significance and influence of the media, which rises to questions and concerns among parents and professional educators who want to be able to support children in their daily lives.

Teams and projects

In a mixed class of Dutch and international students you learn to analyze media from different perspectives. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will acquire knowledge of the developing child and its’ media use. As a student you will work in small teams on a project. These themes will have to collaborate with institutions in the field of education, youth care and social work

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. At the end of your course you will receive a Transcript of Records stating the number of ECTS credits you have obtained. 

Important issues

We deal with such issues as:

•Identifying and addressing media problems such as cyberbullying, sexting and game/social media addiction
•The development of media productions for children.
•The media-smart citizen: who has the responsibility for nurturing?
•The influence of media on the development of children and adolescents: opportunities and risks.
•The pedagogical analysis of different forms of media. 

Entry requirements 

•Adequate English-language skills (B2-level or CEFR).
•Successful completion of the first (propaedeutic) year of the study programme.
•Testimony of at least one previously completed internship as part of study programme in country of origin.

Total ECTS Credits: 30
Level: Bachelor


If you have any questions about the exchange programme Children and Media, please contact:

Ms. Annemieke van Duijn (course coordinator)
Phone: 0031-884696189

Children and Media

 Children and media in a nutshell: student Anna explains