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You learn to transfer your professional knowledge to others in a challenging way. Central theme: how does man influence the earth and vice versa?

The training revolves around the question: how do I teach students to understand the space around us? You will ask questions such as: which geographic elements and developments can you find in the landscape and what is the world like? What options do you have to shape the space around you in the future? The central theme is: how does man influence the world, but also vice versa, what possibilities and limitations does the world offer to humans as a place of residence?

Do you have a lot of feeling for the world around you and would you like to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm for the profession to (young) people? In the Geography teacher training you develop into a skilled, student-oriented and innovative teacher.

Geography teacher training: more than just teaching

You don’t just teach. It is also your job to organize education in such a way that children, young people and adults can use their talents optimally and develop them further. You will learn to familiarize your students with the world and you will work on topics such as cartography and vegetation zones to endogenous processes and environmental geography.

What else do you need?

During the Geography Teacher Training Program you master everything a teacher needs, such as an inquiring attitude, professional knowledge and didactic skills. You also consciously and actively think about your own acting as a teacher, in both communication with students, colleagues or parents.

How do you learn that?
You learn by performing learning work tasks, projects and assignments. You also gain a lot of practical experience by doing an internship and going on excursions. In addition, you follow professional lectures and study literature independently.

Learning lines

In the teacher training programs for secondary education and vocational education
, we distinguish three learning lines:
1. vocational preparation line
2. work experience, reflection and research line
3. training-specific line

Preparatory learning pathway

Work experience, reflection and research learning line

Education-specific learning track

Students Teacher Training in Geography

A theme every academic year

A theme is central to each academic year.

  • Year 1: I as a teacher
  • Year 2: Me and the student
  • Year 3: Me and the lesson
  • Year 4: Independent for the class

Study load

On average 40 hours per week, including self-study and internship. You have an average of 16 contact hours. As the study progresses, you have fewer contact hours due to internship (assignments).

Study guidance from the start

Of course you are not alone. In this way, you receive study career guidance throughout your study program. You will develop your study skills and discover your motivations and your strengths and weaknesses. During your internship you will receive guidance from a teacher of the study program and from a coach at your internship school. In addition, you will receive personal guidance from subject teachers on your assignments and you can contact them with subject-related questions. Read more about student counseling at Windesheim .

Value (s) full teacher

We train you to become a valuable teacher. Valuable for the students who need excellently trained teachers to develop. And valuable because you can contribute to the formation of students and their life questions from your personal identity and philosophical contents and values. We guide and encourage you to develop your own vision of people and society and to apply it in professional situations. In this way we contribute to a value (s) full society.

Quality assurance thanks to Training Together

The quality of the Geography teacher training program is partly guaranteed thanks to the Together Training Model. This means that the program collaborates with a large number of schools in training teachers.

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