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Course module: 201600024
Educational Design & Consultancy
Course infoSchedule
Course code201600024
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Graduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Educational Sciences;
Contact persondr. G.S.E. van den Broek
Contactperson for the course
dr. G.S.E. van den Broek
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Teaching period
2  (09/11/2020 to 05/02/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo

This course aims to ensure that students are able to: a) analyse design and advisory issues in education in a scientifically substantiated way and b) formulate practically oriented and realistic advice and communicate this to the parties concerned (orally and in writing).
This course focuses on achieving the following objectives.
1. Acquiring knowledge of and insight into:
a) current design and advisory issues focused on the learning of individuals and organisations based on national and international academic literature and feedback from the field of education;
b) the way in which an Educational Consultant supports organisations in resolving design and advisory issues.
2. Applying knowledge and insight with the aim of:
a) analysing design and advisory issues in a multidisciplinary way by applying various theoretical perspectives in the area of educational science;
b) applying various, appropriate designs, redesigns and/or advice to design and advisory issues based on well-formulated and substantiated criteria (such as applicability and significance).
3. Forming an opinion through:
a) critical reflection and determining a position with regard to designs, redesigns and/or advice based on the theoretical perspectives in the area of educational science and the formulated criteria.
4. Communicating about:
educational research and scientifically-based educational methodology with partners within and outside the academy (pitch, discussion and advisory report).
5. Developing learning skills by:
a) reflecting critically on one’s own work and drawing conclusions for supplementing one’s own competence in the context of career and job market orientation.
Issues from the field of education and training are covered on the basis of systematic and theoretical analyses. Choosing a specific issue is part of your individual profile or specialisation within the course. Examples of issues relevant to the course include learning environments, curriculum design, assessment or learning analytics, lifelong learning for professionals, educational innovations and change management in organisations. The subject areas must be closely related to the practical context and should be communicated in terms of a substantiated recommendation.
We will also cover the advisory role you could fulfil as an Educational Consultant. An Educational Consultant should bridge the gap between theory and practice. To do so, it is important that you are able to provide an adequate assessment of:
•           the specific issue the client is dealing with (problem definition);
•           the theoretical perspectives that are important in the problem analysis and in giving recommendations; the contextual factors (such as resources and time) that are important in giving a final recommendation;
•           the ethical aspects (such as conflicts of interest and completeness) that may play a role in this.
Web lectures, video clips and associated literature should be studied before the start of the majority of sessions. During the sessions, the subject matter will be discussed in a critical way.

Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Enrolled for one of the following degree programmes
    • Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Clinical and Health Psychology
    • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship
    • Education, Socialization and Youth Policies
    • Educational Design and Consultancy
    • Educational Sciences
    • Multiculturalism in comparative perspective
    • Neuropsychology
    • Orthopedagogy
    • Policy Analyses and Organisations
    • Social and organisational psychology
    • Social Policy and Public Health
    • Social Policy and Social Interventions
    • Social Psychology
    • Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
    • Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems
    • Work and Organizational Psychology
    • Youth Studies
    • Youth Studies
    • Youth, Education and Society
Prerequisite knowledge
This course is part of the Master’s programme in Educational Sciences. Elective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the themes addressed in the ‘Instructional Design and Evaluation’ and ‘Learning in Organisations’ courses in the Master’s programme in Educational Sciences.
Required materials
Required reading will be made known prior to the first session (approx. 300 pages). For course assignments, students need to collect and study additional literature
Instructional formats


Small-group session


Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

The assessment for this course comprises several assignments. Assignments can include, but are not limited to, oral presentations (individual or in groups) and written assignments (paper). All assignments need to be passed with sufficient results. Further details on assessments will be published before the sign up period.

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