The new minor offering from Leiden, Delft and Erasmus will be visible in early March.

Learning and Instruction Theory

About this course

This course offers students a theoretical background in the domain of learning and instruction at an introductory (BSc) level. The course specifically focuses on learning and instruction in school settings (secondary and vocational education). Students are expected through assignments to apply learning and instruction theory in their own lessons and to reflect on these experiences in their portfolio.
NB: this course is part of the Minor Education and is integrated with an internship at a school. Note that if you are interested, you can contact the coordinator Piety Runhaar ( about six months before the actual start of the minor, so that the internship can be organized.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • describe and explain essential theoretical notions with respect to the following topics:
  1. learning and instruction theories;
  2. pedagogy and classroom management;
  3. characteristics of learning and individual differences;
  4. self-regulated learning and learning to learn;
  5. behavioral and learning problems (not compulsory for the exam);
  • apply learning and instruction theory in their own lessons and reflect on these experiences.

Teaching method and examination

Assignments (pass/no pass) and written exam with open questions (minimum mark 5.5). To pass the course, all assignments need to be passed and the exam needs a minimum mark of 5.5.

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
ELS51006 Becoming a Teacher Basics and ELS52006 Becoming a Teacher 1

Link to more information

If anything remains unclear, please check the FAQ of Wageningen University.


  • Start date

    11 maart 2024

    • Ends
      3 mei 2024
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    Enrolment period closed
These offerings are valid for students of TU Eindhoven