The process of education is the pursuit of transferring the knowledge, best practices, values and norms from one generation to the next in a society. It is a group of measures applied systematically in order to form and develop intellectual, moral or physical capabilities of mainly children and youth, but also adults or societies. Usually associated with the notion of teaching, education requires enforcers, such as teachers, professors, trainers, facilitators, etc. These are professionals in the field of education and are taught how to deliver education to peers. Pedagogy is a theoretical field of study that deals with the educational activity and learning modalities as profession. Being conducted in preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, high schools and universities, education can be delivered in different ways, at different levels and through diverse methods.
The study of pedagogy is also complex and is focused on the essence and characteristics of the educational phenomenon, the purpose and the tasks of education, the value and the limits, the content, the principles, the methods and the forms of the educational processes. Graduates of educational studies are qualified to practice teaching as profession in educational institutions for which they have been trained.
In this course students will be introduced to the inclusion policy in education in the Netherlands. We provide a historical perspective on this topic and focus on students´ own personal teaching practices related to inclusive education.
A professional development course aimed at teachers, trainee teachers, and programme coordinators working in secondary school bilingual education. Do you want to improve your understanding of content and language integrated learning (CLIL)? Do you want to refresh and develop your CLIL teaching methodology? This hands-on course draws on over fifteen years of experience in bilingual education in the Netherlands.
In this course you will be introduced to the contexts, theory and practice of alternative schools. This course is very interesting for teacher training students as well as for starting professionals: What kind of teacher do you want to be? You will discover and discuss different views on learning and on the development of children and what this means for the school system in primary and secondary schools.
In this masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course, we examine conceptions of ideology, discourse and subjectivity that help us to think about the relation between the individual and the language, conventions and expectations of the political and social world.
This workshop will explore the issues behind a school considering or being involved in a link with a school in a developing country. The workshop will explore what are the issues involved in such a link and show through a range of examples, different ways in which a school can have a successful partnership.
This module introduces a range of concepts from the social and political sciences that assist the understanding and analysis of the relationship between education, learning and international development in low and middle income countries.
This module has been written and will be taught by Sara Knight, an established Forest School expert who has published best selling texts for early years educators on this topic.
The module provides a critical introduction to and development of specialist expertise in using music technology in six core areas of sound and its properties; basic audio processing; introduction to MIDI; digital audio basics; basic recording; and introduction to music sequencing. It will also address the dynamic relationship between research and practice in the field.
Developed by ICEP Europe, this course is designed to assist educators in meeting what is perhaps the greatest challenge of in our increasingly inclusive schools; serving the needs of students with social, emotional and behavioural problems.
With the increased emphasis on research based practice over the last decade, it is essential that established practitioners who wish to undertake further educational programmes are conversant with research methodology and the application of theory to practice in their field.
Maintaining the identity and stability of states with multi-ethnic and multilingual populations has been a major aim of national educational systems all over the world for at least the last hundred years. How this has been done, what models there are to choose from, and how education systems can be changed to meet the needs of minorities, migrants and refugees are some of the principal concerns of this module.
The use of information and communications technology (ICT) is now a central part of education provision and practice. This module introduces students to some of the key issues in the field and addresses some fundamental and often unvoiced questions about the burgeoning development and implementation of digital technologies in education.