Nieuwe Opleidingsschool Amsterdam (NOA)
‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’
Socrates, 470 BC
The Urban Professional Development School of Amsterdam
The NOA is a partnership between nine innovation schools het Calandlyceum, IVKO, het Metis Montessori Lyceum, het Geert Groote College, Rudolf Steiner College, Adriaan Roland Holstschool, Lumion, en het IJburg College (1&2) and seven teacher training institutes: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Inholland Uniersity of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Faculties of Education and Physical Education), University of Amsterdam VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of The Arts (Breitner Academy).
The NOA PDS programme gives you many opportunities to work closely with teachers, students and pupils.
Essential ingredients in this partnership are the successful integration of theory and practice in its teacher education programs and the 'field experience'. The placement experience in our teacher education programs go far beyond simply providing 'experience' in classrooms. Rather they comprise a developmental socialization process to the profession of teaching. The objective of these experiences is to enable students to become more other oriented towards children, more skillful at transforming content knowledge into forms that are pedagogically powerful, and more knowledgeable about curriculum, educational contexts, and purposes. All skills and competencies that are relevant to modern day teaching. By creating an attractive environment within which to learn, teacher-trainees get the opportunity to become skilled teachers who can excel in all aspects of education.
‘Preparing students to become well-equipped teachers in today’s educational system cannot be realized without proper (international) placements.’