Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
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Cross-cultural exploration34612/3344/2425/1/71
Study guide

Cross-cultural exploration

Academic year 2024-25
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: Bollaert Hiram, Dirkx Bie
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 75,00 hours


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
The student can relate to social issues
The student writes clearly structured, clear and objective on the basis of a defined research question
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

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
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00quality of reporting presentation
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodReflection assignment during the examination series100,00reflection paper

Evaluation (text)

The student is a member of a team. The team is evaluated through three presentations during which the team reports on one of the three events the team needs to organize during the semester. Based on the quality, completeness and clarity of the presentation, the amount and broadness of the announcement of the event, the event itself and the feedback it received combined with feedback from the other students in the EPS group a score is generated.
The personal score of the student might be lower or higher than the team score based on the involvement of the student.

If the student cannot attend one of the activities, the teacher should be informed in advance by email. In case this happens more than once during the 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 process evaluation.

If a student doesn’t pass for the course ‘Cross-cultural exploration’, 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 June 28 by email and ask him 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 Deadline: August 31.

Artesis Plantijn Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale, also available online:

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