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 main aim of this course is to improve your Academic English writing skills by means of practical assignments. The following aspects of academic writing will be dealt with: how to avoid common grammatical mistakes; how to avoid informal, non-academic language; how to write coherent paragraphs; how to write an effective introduction; how to describe your methods and results;
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.
This course will introduce students to the theory, development, and realities of global cities as centers of knowledge production.
Masters level studies culminate in the design, conduct and writing up of an original piece of research. This module is designed to introduce students to research theories and practices, and to support them in planning their own studies.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, helps develop self-awareness and enhance interpersonal sills in order to enable others to develop their leadership capability.
The module takes a relevant theme each session (such as learning through fieldwork) and examines what research into this theme has contributed to the debate.
This module will provide participants with an opportunity to explore and integrate a range of practical and theoretical issues of small group and chamber music coaching in a workshop setting. Participants will develop an understanding of key issues in ensemble coaching and to reflect on how these relate to current practice.
The Visitors Workshop is designed for teachers, educators, managers, curriculum developers, decision makers or all other interested in education. It aims to introduce students to the principles and practice of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in health professions education based on the vast experience that has been gained at Maastricht University over more than 25 years of problem-based education.
The program is designed for graduate students and future policy-makers interested in thinking more critically about issues of globalization and education and in incorporating international, comparative and intercultural perspectives into their analysis of education, curriculum and pedagogy.
Assessing Colleagues' Learning has been specifically developed alongside the Developing the role of the Higher or Further Education Tutor module as continuing professional development for tutors working in HE and FE establishments. Participants will explore formal assessment procedures and reflect on quality assurance and quality enhancement for effective provision. The module can be studied online as a stand-alone short course.
The aim of this masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, is to explore critically a range of sociological and political perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities and social exclusion/inclusion.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course, examines recent public debates about the wearing of religious symbols, head coverings, for example or publication of cartoons containing images of the Prophet Muhammad considered haram by most Muslims, which have highlighted the controversial nature of religion in public life.