(English-taught semester) We teach the World
"Innovation and creativity: the handles of future education."
The English-taught semester in the teacher training department is meant for students in education departments, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. In Howest we train teachers to teach in nursery, primary and the lower years of secondary schools (age from 2,5 years till 16 years old). This semester will surely add value to your degree and your career opportunities as you will improve your team working, communication skills, entrepeneurship and teaching methodology.
The international teacher training semester is a modular semester offered in Autumn, covering topics related to teacher training and development and topics concerning the broad educational field. The modules vary from lectures, educational trips and traineeships. In Howest we focus on innovation, creativity, diversity, teamwork and inquiry based learning. In the English-taught semester, various competences can be reached such as communication, coaching and IT-skills. Our student teachers do a lot of traineeships and are really trained and prepared in real school environments so that when they’ve graduated, they can start as teachers with the necessary skills and competences. In our English-taught semester, we offer credits for a total of 30 ECTS. We think it’s important to integrate international students in our teacher training department and that fruitful communication and cooperation can be developed between them and our home students. So, let us teach the world together.
In Autumn and Spring semester, students from the teacher training department organize an orientation week for all incoming students at Howest. For more info about the orientation week, see further in this brochure.