Visit to the Parlementarium with Howest students 1st year bachelor geography


On Friday 25 November, we visited the Parlementarium in Brussels, Europe’s largest parliamentary centre with the Howest geography students of the teacher training department. Handheld multimedia guides accompany visitors to the heart of the European Parliament, explaining the path towards European integration, how the European Parliament works and what its Members are doing to meet [...]

Visit to the GEO-day in Antwerp with Howest geography students


On 11 February we visited the new Harbour building in the port of Antwerp, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. There was an event called ‘Geo—day’, with the presentation of a new atlas and a keynote speech by Jill Peeters, weather woman and climate expert.

Making comics with Comic Life – Howest students 1st year Bachelor Geography


On Tuesday 14 March, the Geography students in the teacher training department of Howest made comics about natural disasters with the app Comic Life. This app is great for storytelling and comics can really motivate children and let them be creative.  

Visit to the Planetarium in Beisbroek Forest – Jabbeke, Flanders, Belgium with Howest students


During our outdoor activity week in December last year, we visited the Planetarium and Nature Education Centre in the Forest of Beisbroek. We measured the distances of the planets to our sun, investigated weather elements and had a gaze through the telescope!

Outdoor activity week video examples from Howest in Belgium


The below are videos made by Canelle De Loddere, a student of Howest, during their outdoor activity week. Transcript for the film above: 1 students of bachelor secondary education 2 in search for culture 3 sometimes somewhat less 4 to get involved is their goal 5 and really get into the subject 6 no fear of [...]

Take a parachute and jump – case study


Our experience of this lesson plan We performed this workshop with 40 pupils around the age of 16, divided in groups of 4-6 people. We only had about 20 minutes per group, which unfortunately was not enough to let the students do the ICT-part of the workshop because the Tracker program needs some familiarizing [...]

Using iMovie – an example from Middenschool Brugge Centrum, Belgium


I have used iMovie already for several years. It is an easy app to make movies about things that have happened at school. You can make movies and trailers in a user-friendly way. The app is also quite popular with students. The movies I made were about : Werelddag 2014 A movie about our World [...]