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.
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 module deals with the role of English in diverse world contexts. It provides a theoretical background to the global spread of English from the perspectives of globalization theory, postcolonial theory and the politicization of world Englishes. It examines English as an international language and as a Lingua Franca, and explores different regions of the world with regard to English language education policy and the effects of English in these contexts.
This module considers the acquisition of a second language and focuses on how a number of factors influence, both negatively and positively, second language development.
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 at our London centre, aims to introduce participants to a range of human rights issues in education.
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 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.
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.
The program will fill the gap for particular academic skills and will allow the kick-starting of research activities of (starting) academics in Universities in developing countries.
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 course will introduce students to the theory, development, and realities of global cities as centers of knowledge production.