<ul><li>André Fabry </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Campus Sint-Hubertus,  </li></ul><ul><li>Neerpelt, Belgium </li></ul>EDUCATI...
BELGIUM ?  <ul><li>federated state   </li></ul><ul><li>Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels, German speaking community </li></ul><...
Education in Flanders: some general principles <ul><li>Compulsory education </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of education </li></...
Compulsory education <ul><li>Principle: right to education </li></ul><ul><li>Start: September 1st of the calendar  year in...
Freedom of education  <ul><li>Constitution: freedom of education  </li></ul><ul><li>Every natural or legal person has  the...
Educational networks <ul><li>3  educational networks   : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GO! (education organised by the Flemish gov...
Structure of education   18+ 12-18 6-12 3-6
Full-time  secondary education <ul><li>Stages: 1st to 4th stage  </li></ul><ul><li>Types of education  (from 2nd stage onw...
Higher Education <ul><li>Bachelor courses </li></ul><ul><li>Master courses </li></ul><ul><li>Further training programmes  ...
Teacher training reform   <ul><li>Integrated teacher training 180 ECTS (3 x 60 ECTS) = professional bachelor in colleges o...
Study credit   <ul><li>Each student of a college of higher education or university  </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages an inform...
Study credit Study credit   Starting capital 140 credits At enrolment Minus credits enrolled for End of academic year <ul>...
 
HOW TO ENCOURAGE TALENTED STUDENTS ? <ul><li>create a maximum of opportunities for students to explore and to expand their...
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>Comenius-project 1  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>science project  water   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>Comenius-project 2  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Country Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5...
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>European Classes, Alden Biesen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>international project weeks for studen...
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS <ul><li>international 3M-competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical Modeling Competition </...
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS <ul><li>international debating competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neerpelt (B) – Amstelveen (NL)...
INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS <ul><li>dance group Imago Tijl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about 180 students in our school  </li></ul></...
INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS <ul><li>European Music Festival for young people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe’s biggest youth music...
INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS <ul><li>Rome: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 days, 6th grade, every year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for a...
PROS & CONS <ul><li>Pros of international meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rating: AAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internatio...
CONTACT WICO Campus Sint-Hubertus Stationsstraat 25 B – 3910 NEERPELT www.shn.be   [email_address]   Tel. ++32 11 64 07 01...
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Education In Flanders

  1. 1. <ul><li>André Fabry </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Campus Sint-Hubertus, </li></ul><ul><li>Neerpelt, Belgium </li></ul>EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM IN BELGIUM
  2. 2. BELGIUM ? <ul><li>federated state </li></ul><ul><li>Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels, German speaking community </li></ul><ul><li>official languages: Dutch, French, German </li></ul><ul><li>11 million inhabitants </li></ul>NEERPELT
  3. 3. Education in Flanders: some general principles <ul><li>Compulsory education </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of education </li></ul><ul><li>Educational networks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Compulsory education <ul><li>Principle: right to education </li></ul><ul><li>Start: September 1st of the calendar year in which the child reaches the age of 6 </li></ul><ul><li>End: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at the age of 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or June 30 th of the calendar year in which </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the child reaches the age of 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full-time compulsory education until 15 or 16 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Freedom of education <ul><li>Constitution: freedom of education </li></ul><ul><li>Every natural or legal person has the right </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to organise education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to establish scholar institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Governing bodies or school boards </li></ul><ul><li>Parental freedom of choice </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational networks <ul><li>3 educational networks : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GO! (education organised by the Flemish government) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publicly funded, publicly run education (provinces, cities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publicly funded, privately run schools (mostly catholic schools) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Structure of education 18+ 12-18 6-12 3-6
  8. 8. Full-time secondary education <ul><li>Stages: 1st to 4th stage </li></ul><ul><li>Types of education (from 2nd stage onwards): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general secondary education (ASO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical secondary education (TSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secondary arts education (KSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vocational secondary education (BSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courses of study </li></ul>
  9. 9. Higher Education <ul><li>Bachelor courses </li></ul><ul><li>Master courses </li></ul><ul><li>Further training programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduates and updating and in-service training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral programmes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teacher training reform <ul><li>Integrated teacher training 180 ECTS (3 x 60 ECTS) = professional bachelor in colleges of higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Specific teacher training course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>after having gained a diploma of higher or adult education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at universities, adult education centres and colleges of higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 ECTS </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Study credit <ul><li>Each student of a college of higher education or university </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages an informed study choice </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment when study credit is zero </li></ul><ul><ul><li> enrolment is only possible with the consent of the institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an increase of enrolment fee is possible </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Study credit Study credit Starting capital 140 credits At enrolment Minus credits enrolled for End of academic year <ul><li>plus credits earned </li></ul><ul><li>first 60 credits earned are </li></ul><ul><li>doubled </li></ul>On completion of a master Minus 140 credits
  13. 14. HOW TO ENCOURAGE TALENTED STUDENTS ? <ul><li>create a maximum of opportunities for students to explore and to expand their knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teaching at a high level, offer challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including self-study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer integrated (website, digital school platform, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>integrate projects ( virtual company ), visit factories/firms, invite ceo’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>participate in national and international competitions </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate international contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>exchange students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comenius projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>include cultural education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>necessary to adapt, to perform in an international context </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>Comenius-project 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>science project water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B, GER, LUX, CZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 year project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers and students visit the participating schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visits include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chemical analyses of water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>visits of water plants, water towers, water reservations, museums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>guided tours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>final meeting: June 2009 in Sternberk (CZ) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>Comenius-project 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Country Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 secondary high schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B, LUX, FR, GER, NL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>several meetings for students, teachers, headmasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including a yearly 3-day visit for 480 pupils and 80 teachers in one of the participating schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pupils stay in host families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>program concerning sports, sciences, culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>existing project that will be integrated in a Comenius project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organized alternatively in one of the participating schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: 40th meeting </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS <ul><li>European Classes, Alden Biesen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>international project weeks for students from higher secondary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 students (17-18), 2 teachers from 4 schools in the EU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one week to discuss, lecture, play and work together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subjects are prepared by the participating schools, and presented in plenary sessions in four multinational discussion groups in French, English or German </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the final day, students play the “Model European Council of Ministers”: they discuss, amend, lobby… and vote like the real European Council of Ministers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the students visit the European institutions in Brussels and excursions to interesting places in the region are also part of the programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.alden-biesen.be/ </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS <ul><li>international 3M-competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical Modeling Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Maastricht (NL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students from Belgium, Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the Netherlands are trying to gain as many points as possible by solving 5 mathematical questions </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS <ul><li>international debating competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neerpelt (B) – Amstelveen (NL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in cooperation with the Dutch Debate Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 students (15 years old) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in cooperation with Rotary </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS <ul><li>dance group Imago Tijl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about 180 students in our school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 – 18 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>yearly international tour for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students from 14 – 15 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students from 16 – 18 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tours all over Europe and to China, Mexico, USA, UAE, South-Africa … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dancers stay in host families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>performances and sightseeing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usually with an exchange visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.imagotijl.be </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS <ul><li>European Music Festival for young people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe’s biggest youth music festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>originated in Sint-Hubertus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 – 4 days around 1st of May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vocal edition (even years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instrumental edition (uneven years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lots of students (and some teachers) participate as musicians, dancers, guides, host families, workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school is the centre of the festival </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS <ul><li>Rome: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 days, 6th grade, every year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for all students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greece: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 days, 5th & 6th grade, every 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>only for the students of Ancient Greek Language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paris: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 days, 5th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including tasks for French </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including skiing and normal classes </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. PROS & CONS <ul><li>Pros of international meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rating: AAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>international meetings are important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for a better understanding of other people, cultures, habits, opinions, … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for a better understanding of yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to improve your foreign language skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons of international meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>financial consequences for schools & parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>finding dates that fit for (most of) the participants/schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>missing of classes creates a risk of getting troubles at the end of the school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sometimes it’s difficult to motivate teachers (and/or students) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. CONTACT WICO Campus Sint-Hubertus Stationsstraat 25 B – 3910 NEERPELT www.shn.be [email_address] Tel. ++32 11 64 07 01 Fax ++ 32 11 64 41 46 Imago Tijl Stationsstraat 25 B – 3910 NEERPELT www.imagotijl.be [email_address] Tel. ++32 11 64 07 01 Fax ++ 32 11 64 41 46 Europees Muziekfestival voor de Jeugd Postbus 56 B – 3910 NEERPELT www.emj.be [email_address] Tel. ++32 11 66 23 39 Fax ++32 11 66 50 48

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