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 Lisbon Winter School in Research Skills and Methods, to be held on February 10-20, is a two-week academic event composed of a selected set of intensive courses designed to enhance transversal and methodological skills among doctoral and master's students.
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.
In this masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course, we examine conceptions of ideology, discourse and subjectivity that help us to think about the relation between the individual and the language, conventions and expectations of the political and social world.
The use of information and communications technology (ICT) is now a central part of education provision and practice. This module introduces students to some of the key issues in the field and addresses some fundamental and often unvoiced questions about the burgeoning development and implementation of digital technologies in education.
The masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course, considers the development of materials for teaching languages on a theoretical and practical basis.
This module introduces a range of concepts from the social and political sciences that assist the understanding and analysis of the relationship between education, learning and international development in low and middle income countries.
The module provides a critical introduction to and development of specialist expertise in using music technology in six core areas of sound and its properties; basic audio processing; introduction to MIDI; digital audio basics; basic recording; and introduction to music sequencing. It will also address the dynamic relationship between research and practice in the field.
The masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, will address historical, theoretical and curricular issues in music education.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course, addresses the field of English for Academic Purposes. This is one of the fastest growing areas of TESOL and is now a major force in both innovative pedagogy and research.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, will provide participants with an introduction to a range of research approaches and methods.
The aim of this online core 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.
Development education is an approach to learning that leads to a greater understanding of global relationships and inequalities, of including why they exist and what can be done about them. It encourages learners of all ages to explore how global issues link in with their everyday lives. This online module aims to develop greater understanding of the theory and practice of development education in the era of globalisation.