Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Onderwijs en Training
campus Spoor Noord Noorderplaats
Noorderplaats 2 - 2000 Antwerpen
ot@ap.be
Background of Antwerp, Flanders & Belgium30438/1667/1920/1/62
Study guide

Background of Antwerp, Flanders & Belgium

30438/1667/1920/1/62
Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • International programmes AP: European Project Semester, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Marrin Geert
Other teaching staff: Vercauteren Lieven
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 09.03.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 75,00 hours
Total cost price activities: € 50,00

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

Task analysis (identifying needs, challenges and opportunities)
The student detects and analyses a social issue
Strategic planning (turning ideas into strategic plans & strategically acting according to plan)
The student combines knowledge and resources to achieve valuable effects
The student finds and processes scientifically and/or artistically relevant literature
(Self-)Reflection
The student can relate to social issues
The student writes clearly structured, clear and objective on the basis of a defined research question
Communication
The student applies, orally as well as in writing, effective and efficient communication methods, means, media and style in function of the various stakeholders of the project
The student quotes and references bibliographically correctly
Teamwork and leadership
The student gets the support he/she needs to achieve valuable outcomes

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student will improve following skills:

  • organize research on various contents,
  • rephrase the gathered information and formulate arguments on various contents
  • discuss and present various contents
  • write papers on various contents
  • give feedback to their own team members as well as to other EPS teams

Course content

Teachers:

This course will be an integrated project in which you as a team of Belgian and international students will discover a lot of different characteristics of Antwerp, Flanders and Belgium:

1.)  In consultation with the sponsors, the coaches and the teacher(s) each of the EPS teams will organize a field visit that is directly related to their specific project. Since all EPS students are expected to attend these different field visits, they have to be relevant and interesting for non-experts as well.

2.) On top of these field visits all Dutch-speaking EPS-students will attend four of a total of five (English or Dutch) spoken lectures that are planned in the context of Studium Generale (https://www.ap.be/node/2197)

      On top of these field visits all non-Dutch-speaking EPS-students will attend two of a total of three English spoken lectures that are planned in the context of Studium Generale (https://www.ap.be/node/2197)

Subscribing for these lectures is obligatory! You can subscribe yourself by clicking this link: http://surveys.ap.be/limesurvey/index.php/447768/lang-en

All lectures of Studium Generale take place at Campus deSingel - Desguinlei 25
2018 Antwerp – you can find a route description here: https://desingel.be/en/info/how-to-get-there

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Collaborative learning24,00 hours
  • Remark: Project visits / excursions
Lectures and / or tutorials16,00 hours
  • Remark: Teambuilding + slow cooking: 10 hours
    Studium Generale presentations: 6 hours
Work time outside of contact hours35,00 hours
  • Remark: writing a paper

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Semester 2Continuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)70,00attendance at all activities
Semester 2Reflection assignment30,00paper
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodReflection assignment100,00paper

Evaluation (text)

All EPS students produce a paper in which they reflect on 2 English spoken Studium Generale lectures. We expect the following of this paper:

  • +- 1500 words
  • The paper is not merely an abstract, but a reflection that reflects the views of the student on the topics that were discussed substantiated by relevant literature collected from libraries, Internet and other media. This reflection is a personal, original text in which quotes and sources are listed according to the required protocol. Cheating and plagiarism are penalized with a zero.
  • Deadline: Friday, May 15 2020 (please send to iris.vanderavert@ap.be.
  • Criteria for evaluation:

- Analysis and personal / critical reflection on a central question.
- Relevant and correct use of resources.
- Clear structure and layout.
- Correct and active use of language and smooth formulation


Evaluation is mainly linked to the process (70%): attendance at all activities is therefore mandatory. 30% of the evaluation is based on the quality of your Studium Generale paper. Students must pass both parts in order to pass for the cluster ‘Background of Antwerp, Flanders & Belgium’. If a student doesn’t pass one or both parts, the lowest grade will become the grade for the whole cluster.

If the student cannot attend one of the activities, the teacher will be informed in advance by email. In case this happens more than once during this semester, the student will have to provide the course coordinator with (a) medical certificate(s) in order to still be able to pass for the 70% of process evaluation.

If a student doesn’t pass for the cluster ‘Background of Antwerp, Flanders & Belgium’, a 2nd examination period can be offered in which the student will be asked to write a reflection paper of +- 4000 words (100%). Therefor the student will contact the course coordinator before Friday, June 19 by email and ask her to organize a 2nd evaluation period. The course coordinator will provide the student with a relevant topic for the paper. The student will send the paper of +- 4000 words to iris.vanderavert@ap.be. Deadline: August 31 2020.


Artesis Plantijn Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale, also available online: https://www.ap.be/ects/948.

ECTS Grade (A-F) - AP grade - Definition

A - 18/19/20 - EXCELLENT: outstanding performance with only minor errors
B - 15/16/17 - VERY GOOD: above the average standard but with some errors
C - 13/14 - GOOD: generally sound work with a number of notable errors
D - 11/12 - SATISFACTORY: fair but with significant shortcomings
E - 10 - SUFFICIENT: performance meets the minimum criteria
FX - 8/9 - FAIL: possible deliberation
F - 0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7 FAIL: no deliberation possibility