How to use talent education as an educational innovation room

Learn about the characteristics of honors education and how you can transfer these to regular education.

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The video contains interviews with an honors student about honors characteristics and an honors teacher about transfer.

This video is relevant for teachers in higher education who want to innovate their regular education and are willing to introduce new forms of teaching. Working in an interdisciplinary way, introducing real time problems in the classroom or connecting students with representatives of the outside world are examples that are common in talent education, but not always in regular education.

In addition, talent education is flexible because it is for students who can and want do more. These students appreciate the freedom talent education offers them. They can fill in their own program and dare to experiment. Here, you are allowed to make mistakes that you can learn from.

This video gives a short explanation about honors education (honors education is a specific form of talent education) and an honors student tells about his experiences. Finally, an honors teacher who also works in regular education explains how he introduced some aspects of honors education to challenge his regular students more. The main subject of this video is stimulating teachers to improve their education in such a way that students perform better.

Questions for reflection

1. How do you stimulate your students to develop their talents? 

2. In which way is your education innovative and stimulating? 

3. How do you use aspects of talent education in your regular classes? 

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands


Gerben Bulthuis – Honors student,  School of Law

Joris Visser – Honors teacher, School of Law

Voice Over – Pieter Veenstra – Team manager Hanze Honors College,

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