The field of educational research sets as objectives to explore notions, theories and trends within the filed, to define and transfer types, characteristics and shared terminology, to describe and utilise methods and techniques of quantitative and qualitative research in a critical manner towards the concrete educational phenomenon. The educational research student, passionate about conducting research, has to immerse him/herself in research projects and research teams and throughout the studies gains reflexive, critical and analytical competencies and the ability to innovate the existing educational practices.
Making use of other disciplines like psychology, anthropology, sociology and philosophy, educational research sets out to conduct its activity in a rigorous and systematic way. Due to the broad base for the methodology of educational research, the results are not always generalizable and have to be interpreted in the context of the used methodology.
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.
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.
The Behavioral Support Specialist (BSS) certificate program teaches participants to effectively and independently conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), design function-based interventions, and support school-wide Postive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) efforts.
By preparing school leaders and educational facility professionals, we improve teaching and learning and promote safe and healthy educational environments. This high quality program positively impacts students, teachers, and communities worldwide as educators and educational facilities professionals prepare themselves to design and construct school facilities that are learner-centered, healthy, sustainable, and high-performing.
In this executive training program, you are trained in reviewing and critically assessing extant research as well as in developing, executing and presenting your own research project. The program is offered jointly by the School of Governance and Maastricht School of Management.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to a variety of approaches used in educational research in order to develop skills for reviewing and analysing existing research and designing, conducting and reporting students' own research.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, aims to introduce participants to a range of human rights issues in education.
This course will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts.
This course will enable you to involve policy makers, practitioners and service users in doing and using research. You will critically engage with the latest theories and debates about the relevance and application of research findings for policy, practice and personal decisions.
The module focuses on questions of pedagogy and education for supporting learners outside of classroom settings. This would include, for example, online education, mobile learning used as part of a formal curriculum, learning with technology in the workplace, the use of virtual worlds in education and the use of the internet to support homework.
In this course, you learn to utilize web 2.0 services and social media for educational purposes. You have to create several accounts in social media services of your choice.
The topics in this module reflect the issues and concerns that affect Geography educators today. In the past, topics have included citizenship education, information technology, subject leadership, enhancing learning and achievement, sustainable futures, responses to government policies and initiatives.