Cognitive sciences teacher Tjeerd Andringa discusses the question of whether or not you should get accreditation. Accreditation means that you demonstrably comply with the EU rules for (higher) education. This means that you work with learning outcomes: predetermined uniform requirements that pupils and students must meet: therefore hoops they have to jump through.
Of course, students have to demonstrate that they have mastered something, but they also have to learn to think independently and make their own choices about what they do and do not want to do: learn to set their own goals and realize them? Exactly this point led to his cancellation at the University of Groningen.
Earlier this year, Tjeerd Andringa founded the School of Understanding, where students are taught how to think independently. According to Tjeerd, the goal of a new university should be to educate independent thinkers: young people with broad, well-founded opinions who do not always agree with the teachers. And from which you might learn something.