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.
Dealing with special needs in the classroom is a challenge for every teacher. How do you think about including children with special needs and what are the main international approaches? How do you manage a group of children with all kind of different needs? Which competences do you need as a teacher? All these questions will be discussed in this course.
This certificate program provides K-12 teachers and other education professionals with specialized preparation for developing academic literacy assessment, curriculum, and teaching methods specifically designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).
This program is for anyone who wishes to develop or enhance professional skills in instructional technology, performance consulting, interactive multimedia, or product development. \
The Undergraduate Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Assessment is a one-year part-time course for anyone concerned with educational assessment and its role in society. It will be valuable to you as an examiner, test writer, teacher with special responsibility for educational assessment, or if you are working for an awarding body.
This course consists of 100 English language classes over four weeks in the summer. It aims to develop and practise general and business English grammar and vocabulary at intermediate level, with special focus on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of alternative education. Develop your ideas about what kind of teacher you want to be and how to create a classroom atmosphere based on having confidence in children, with room to develop their own potential. Ideas as independence and responsibility for oneself as well as for others play an important part. In alternative schools children’s needs and the relationship with the teacher are dealt with in an innovative way.
Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning.
Worldviews are the filters through which people view themselves, others, and the world around them. These filters most often function out with of our awareness; are influenced by factors, such as family, politics, religion and community, among others; are held both individually and collectively; and influence goals, desires, motivations, values, relationships, actions and reactions in daily life.
In this course we aim to address the issues that allow experienced teachers to become excellent teachers. In order to do that we will look into the principles of course design, syllabus design and course initiation, presentation and implementation. As well into the nonverbal aspects of excellent teaching, such as voice and speech. An essential aspect of excellent teaching is that teachers and students establish a highly fruitful working relationship.
This course will introduce and explore the complex relationship between global level contexts of second language acquisition, language learning and language pedagogy, and a micro-level approach focused on the language itself. It presents the current evidence base that informs practice and encourages participants to engage with this evidence on a critical and practical level.
This module shows how psychological enquiry can help us to improve our understanding of the development of children and young people. It is organised in four parts: Psychological development and early childhood introduces children’s early development from a psychological perspective; Children’s personal and social development follows development in a social context; and Cognitive and language development in children explores the development of cognitive and linguistic understanding and the developing child as an active agent.
The Postgraduate Program in Development Studies focuses on development and capacity building through education, both in and outside school. It blends the theory and practice of capacity building, development work, and education into one exploratory and enterprising trajectory.