Educational Approach of the Bachelor of Policing

The Bachelor of Policing program is based on the following didactic pillars:

  • Competence-based

Can integrate knowledge, skills and a clear professional attitude in a concrete working situation The good practice of a profession is more than a collection of skills. It involves gaining scientific knowledge and develop an appropriate attitude to underpin such skills.

  • Practice-oriented

The practice of the daily work of the student is central. There are the challenges and questions which foster learning, reflection and review.

  • Action oriented

Self-learning to do and reflect. Reflecting on learning experiences and putting the results into practice is an essential part of the training of Police professionals to be able to self-direct their own work and promote their own development.

  • Context-oriented

Knowledge is connected to the context and activities in which knowledge is acquired. An additional challenge is to educate in authentic situations and to abstractly theorize (contextualize and de-contextualize) to the local and regional context. Learning is a social process. Social interaction is an important condition for expertise. This involves  information processing, researching and experimenting, reading and writing, and making choices and results.

  • Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneurial refers to show an enterprising and exploratory attitude, to take responsibility for their own learning process, learning problems, to take the initiative, asking the right questions and proactively searching for solutions to problems/challenges they encounter.

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