The Educational concept of Stenden university is to train future managers with the help of well-educated tutors and innovative Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Case Based Learning (CBL) systems.
Making use of these resources, Stenden will teach the prospective managers not only the theoretical, but also the practical side of business.
Stenden was the first institute to offer PBL
In 1987, Stenden university became the first educational institute in the Netherlands introducing Problem Based Learning. Central to this educational concept are the individual groups, with a maximum of 12 students, learning independently by means of a problem – solving approach. This educational vision is based on several pillars, derived from the constructivist theory on education and learning:
- Learning is an active process
- Modular and thematic education
- Problem Based Learning
- Ethically based education
Building on the PBL tradition, Stenden university strives for continuing in improving its education, by means of competence- based learning, ethically-oriented education, the introduction of distance learning and a digital learning environment.
Modules with central topics; thematic education
Every year consists of 2 semesters. Each semester consists of 2 modules of 10 weeks. Every module deals with a central topic at which all theory classes, PBL cases and tests are applied. With this form of thematic education, you will receive several themes every year.