All the courses are provided in English (including classes of the Ghent Semester).
Lectures comprise more than ex-cathedra lecturing: they are often designed to be interactive. Students are prompted to ask questions and to raise remarks, and in many courses, the link with society or research is already established. In certain classes, students are asked to participate in small groups discussions to come to conclusions on a certain topic/question. This interactivity is considered beneficial in maintaining student attention and for assessing the level of comprehension during lectures.
Lectures are supported by textbooks (either custom-made or commercially available), PowerPoint slides, and/or other course material (via the digital learning platform)
Hands-on (Practicum, coached exercises, and PC room classes)
In certain course units, online tools to evaluate the preparation/participation of practicals are installed.
Practicals (lab sessions) are also used in all three programmes in BA3 and BA4, albeit to various extents. This greatly adds to the scientific competencies and the competencies in the scientific domains, as well as the intellectual competencies. During practicals and coached (PC) exercises, very often group work is included (more than 20% of the course units use group work as a teaching and learning method), contributing to competencies in collaboration and communication.