Guide with didactical and pedagogical methods

Guide with didactical and pedagogical methods / set of tools pertaining to experiential knowledge as part of personalised inclusive learning: gap mending courses and other methods of integrating / developing experiential knowledge.

Windesheim & Utrecht University of applied sciences, Netherlands


Work package 2 is a joined effort of Windesheim and HU University of applied sciences; Inspiration for education

Our focus is on gathering information on all the activities, courses and approaches in social work and nursing education of the partners involved, that include experiential knowledge. The goal is to make this information accessible for lecturers and educators through our digital toolbox/ on our website for inspiration or implementation in their own social work or nursing educational programs. The challenge is to gather the necessary information and materials in such a way that it’s useful, inspiring and accessible.



We have defined the topics that should be included in a description of activities, courses or approaches, and put them together in a format. Examples of elements are: learning goal/outcome, general description, used theories and conditions (such as a lecturer with experiential knowledge) and practical requirements (such as available materials,  type of learning environment, etc.).

Our partners described their examples according to this format. During the Seminar ‘working with experiences in higher education’ we shared and gathered concepts of  inspiring didactical examples on different levels which have experiential knowledge included.


If you would you like to know more please contact Rosalie Metze or Sascha van Gijzel.

Rosalie Metze

Sascha van Gijzel



Guide with didactical and pedagogical methods

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