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.
Germany, and Europe, is currently experiencing a dramatic demographic shift with increasing numbers of immigrants. The origin of that immigration has also shifted the landscape of racial, religious, and gendered social politics. This course focuses on the ways in which schools take up or reject the cultural and linguistic diversity caused by immigration.
This course focuses on a critical analysis of the normative perspective in educational science and practice. Ethics is a topic of interest in all educational domains, with issues sparking much debate.
Instructional design applications can be seen in all institutes of (higher) education. During this course we will discover how design models and theoretical notions can be used to develop instructional methods that help us achieve specific learning goals.
Introduction in the theory and practice of inclusive education. Develop your inclusive attitudes, values and practices as a teacher. In expert meetings and workgroups, activities are organized around the main question: What competences do teachers need to be competent inclusive teachers? We’ll discover and discuss different ways to organize education for all, based on different views on learning and on the development of children. This course is very interesting for teacher training students as well as for starting professionals.
A CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education (HE). The course is meant for people who would like to improve their CLIL methodology skills. Participants will refresh and improve their understanding, expertise and skills related to CLIL in higher education.
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.
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 online course aims to develop the communication skills you need for successful academic study in English. Throughout the course, you will work with a wide range of texts from different subject areas. By exploring different subject areas you will develop the academic English that is most relevant to your study. You will use your knowledge and experience as you explore ways of reading and writing academic texts.
This intensive two-week English language course focuses on the teaching methods and language used in the CLIL classroom. The course provides ample opportunities for hands-on teaching in English. An average day will consist of vocabulary development, exploration of new ideas and teaching practice and feedback. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions on how to become a more effective communicator in the English classroom.
This module offers participants an opportunity to explore the key principles and theories around coaching and mentoring and provides a safe environment in which to test out and apply these principles, to practice the core skills for effective coach/mentoring and to learn a range of coaching and mentoring models and techniques.
The Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, is a full time, campus-based conversion course for those who wish to teach mathematics but have a degree with relatively little mathematics content. The SKE course helps develop a deep understanding of mathematics at A level and beyond and includes over 5 weeks school based teaching placement. The subsequent PGDipEd (QTS) course, currently attracts bursaries of up to £20,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified mathematics teachers.
This online module aims to develop greater understanding of, and critical reflection on, the contribution of North-South educational partnerships to building a greater understanding of learning in a global society. It aims to provide educational practitioners with the skills to effectively engage in partnerships and to facilitate the value of mutual learning between practitioners around the world.