The honours learning environment of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Tineke Kingma, Karien Dommerholt, Liesbeth Rijsdijk

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This paper presents the application of theories and experiences in the day-to-day environment of honours education in a so-called honours learning environment. In 2009, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (UAS) started with honours education. An important question from the start was: what characterizes the honours learning environment? Based on experience, knowledge exchange and input from theory, the honours learning environment was developed, which is the fundament of honours and talent development at Windesheim UAS. The eight characteristics are illustrated by animations and explanations based on scientific studies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the European Honors Council
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • honours learning environment
  • higher education
  • honours pedagogy
  • honours programmes
  • cocreation


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