Educational vision

Letting go of Existing Ideas

In the field of leisure, the various lines of approach offered by, for example, psychology, sociology and anthropology, only offer partial explanations of what people want – and are able to do – in their leisure time. This means that if you want to understand leisure, you will need to adapt to new and unexpected situations, by using old ideas, theories and methods in new ways, or by developing fresh new ideas – which can then be assessed and researched. This is how we push the boundaries and make crucial new contributions to existing knowledge in the industry.

The combination of actors and factors involved in leisure make this a complex part of society and science, which needs and welcomes academic investigation.

Guiding Educational Principles

  • Every student is different and this is why we adopt a personal approach.
  • All students should be able to develop their full potential within an academic climate.
  • We want to support the student’s ambition, motivation and performance with a well-supervised learning process.
  • Education and research are closely related and this will be echoed in the curriculum.
  • Evidence-based learning, knowledge of the leisure sector and the context in which it operates, are crucial to the professional practitioner.
  • We employ a great variety of teaching methods and use the electronic learning environment N@tschool so that students can pursue the programme wherever they are in the world.

Onderwijs- en examenregeling (Nederlands) /Teaching and Examination Regulations (English)