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.
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.
This module allows international students to undertake a mentored independent research project while studying abroad. You undertake four weeks of studying an ISS session 1 module, followed by four weeks of mentored research supervised by the module tutor. Your research topic will grow out of your engagement with the module and the tutor, who will approve and supervise the independent research that follows.
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.
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.
The emphasis in this module is on engaging critically with assessment and learning issues, to facilitate new ways to thinking about them, based on a rich variety of literature. This can be taken as a stand-alone short course or as part of one of the Institute of Education's masters programmes.
The module examines the practical and theoretical issues around curriculum making. During the module, participants are asked to develop a curriculum artefact (such as a resource or scheme of work).
Are you a PhD-student or post-doc researcher who has an interest in or experience with the field of interdisciplinary research? Then this 3-day course supplies you with essential knowledge and skills! It also gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with other interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary researchers.
A professional development portfolio (PDP) is a working document containing evidence reflection, which you can revise and update throughout your career. Creating and maintaining a PDP will engage you in a process that is now widely recognized as beneficial to ongoing career development.
This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses, and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, includes material from the fields of psychology, primary education and special needs, and deals with an important aspect of educational development.
In this module you will visit specialist museums and galleries and through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops investigate how artefacts give shape and meaning to our relationship with the world, our everyday lives, histories and cultures.
This module examines how language teachers develop professionally during their teaching careers.