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.
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.
Higher education is about learning at a higher level: developing skills relating to critical thinking; holding a supported, substantive argument; analysing and using data or sources critically. These are university-level skills but you can work on the foundations of these skills before you get there. Such skills will also help in assessments such as A-levels and extended project work, and they are attributes that employers value in graduates.
This course looks at some of the key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university. It is special because of the way it has been produced. Our English language and study skills teachers at INTO UEA surveyed and interviewed students who had already successfully completed a course and progressed to study at the University.
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 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 is an obligatory course for NooA’s course creators and teachers. It provides hands-on knowledge about how it is to be a NooA student. When you finish the course, you have developed your own online course and acquired enough knowledge and experience to become a NooA teacher.
The course is developed for people with some teaching experience.
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.
By the end of the course, you should be able to: Discern the morally salient dimensions of a research project, and come to a well-considered judgment about the acceptability of such a project; Reflect on moral dilemmas for researchers and Research Ethics Committees, and be able to systematically analyze such dilemmas; Weigh the various arguments involved, and work towards a well-reasoned position or decision.
A short course introducing the history and current state of curriculum studies.
The Summer School invites students to discuss the ideas brought about by the revolutionary approach to education with the faculty members, academics, researchers and professionals, as well as fellow students of various academic and cultural backgrounds.
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;