Short Courses in Education

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.

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Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 1,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 1,800 per year
  • 3 months

This 3 month route is for very experienced graduate practitioners employed in an early years setting who have substantial experience of practice across the birth to five age range. At the start of the programme you will be sufficiently experienced to meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range with no further training and your employer must be in full support of your application. Your employer will also be expected to contribute to your assessment for Early Years Teacher Status.

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Mathematical Thinking in Schools Mathematical Thinking in Schools
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • 9 months

This module is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics. It is suitable for any Key Stage, and will broaden your ideas about how people learn and use mathematics.

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How We Learn How We Learn
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.

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Foundation Course in English Foundation Course in English
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA $ 3,424 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 3,424 per module
  • Not specified

The Foundation Course in English is a 3-month foundational English programme that focuses on developing students’ proficiency level in the English language for general, everyday use.

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Children at Risk Children at Risk
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,500 per year
  • 120 days

The Children at Risk programme is based on dialogue and on a participatory approach to learning. All students are expected to take an active part in the study activities and to contribute to the learning process through discussions, presentations and the exchange of professional experiences and reflections.

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Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive
  • Any time
  • National $ 59 per module
  • International $ 59 per module
  • Not specified

Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive offers a unique compendium of scientific advice and insight for better parenting. In 24 highly engaging lectures, Professor Peter M. Vishton of The College of William & Mary presents research conducted by an array of cognitive scientists as he illuminates what their findings reveal about the things parents—as well as grandparents, teachers, daycare providers, coaches, and others who work with young people—can actively do to promote children’s long-term development right from birth.

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Study Skills (Online) Study Skills (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 130 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 175 per year
  • 3 months

Studying at undergraduate level is an exciting and rewarding experience, but if you are new to higher education, or have not studied for some time, you may find it useful to brush up your reading, note-making and essay-writing skills, and to revisit the basic rules of punctuation and grammar.

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How to Become a SuperStar Student How to Become a SuperStar Student
  • Any time
  • National $ 179 per year
  • International $ 179 per year
  • Not specified

The number one problem facing many high-school students: They haven't been taught how to learn. Because our current educational system focuses on test results, on making sure students memorize the facts and material needed to pass standardized tests, few students are deliberately taught about learning—about developing the particular mind-set and using the specific skills that can help them graduate with exemplary grades and an exemplary mind.

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Instructional Technology Instructional Technology
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 450 per module
  • Not specified

This program is for anyone who wishes to develop or enhance professional skills in instructional technology, performance consulting, interactive multimedia, or product development. \

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