Coaching pedagogy

The key elements of Humak's coaching pedagogy are work-based and community-based learning and interaction. The student is seen as an active acquirer of knowledge and experience in collaborative learning situations. The skills are built on both the knowledge gathered through education and knowledge gained through practical experiences, such as working life projects and internships.

How is coaching pedagogy reflected in your studies?

Coaching pedagogy is reflected in the building of competences in a working life -oriented manner, starting from the very beginning and deepening during the studies. In the learning process, you will build your understanding of working life practices and grow from a learner to a professional and ultimately to a developer of working life. This means developing your skills and competences in relation to analyzing work environments, critical thinking, evaluating practices, and solving problems.

Coaching pedagogy challenges you to set yourself increasingly demanding tasks and problems to solve, to work at the limits of your own abilities, and to go beyond these limits by learning new things. You will play an active role in developing your own skills.

Coaching pedagogy is explained from a student’s perspective in the Humak coaching guide. The guide describes the student’s learning path and the process of coaching and guidance attached to it. Find out more about the coaching and guidance you receive during your studies here.

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The coaching pedagogy strategy can be found here.

Work-based learning in various environments

The studies at Humak are based on work-based learning. Throughout the studies, your learning is linked to project activities and other collaborative activities between Humak, working life, and various stakeholders. This work-based approach will improve your employability and ensure that your education and training meets the needs of the future working life. 

RDI projects as a learning environment

National and international externally funded development projects are at the heart of RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) based learning, both for student learning, organizational development, and staff continuous learning. Project work provides a good opportunity to participate in broad-based networks of experts.

All students have the opportunity to complete their studies in Humak projects and to be involved in development work. Almost all courses can be completed in projects. Projects offer excellent opportunities for internships, theses, and other learning activities. Working in project networks is also a great way to enter working life. Indeed, many Humak students have found employment as a result of a project.

Find out more about Humak’s projects here.

Working life orientation also present in other learning environments

Learning takes place both in class and in real-life work settings and online in a variety of digital environments. The internships included in the Bachelor’s degrees will help you deepen your professional skills. Accreditation allows you to learn in a flexible manner while employed.

As a Humak student, you also have many ways to be internationally involved, either abroad or at home. Read more about this in the Internationality during studies section.

Online learning is available for students completing online degrees, although they can also choose to attend daytime contact teaching courses, for example in the degree programme of Cultural Management. Please check with your PSP coach for other courses before enrolling for the implementation. E-learning is also used for daytime students, so e-learning skills are required for all Humak students.

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Last modified: November 15, 2021