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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master

specialization|Pedagogical and Educational Sciences

theme|Lifespan Development and Socialization

Research themes

Students in the Pedagogical and Educational Sciences specialization will focus on four interrelated objectives:

  1. increasing the knowledge base of pedagogics and education. This includes the education of children and adolescents in schools settings - with attention to diversity and special needs, life-long educational development, and the parenting of children in the home context or in out-of-home living arrangements;
  2. contributing to the prevention and solution of problems within educational practice and informing and training (future) professionals;
  3. evaluating and informing policy making;
  4. informing the general public on the outcomes and implications of our research.

Research groups

Multidisciplinary programme

The Research Master with specialization Pedagogical and Educational Sciences is part of the theme Lifespan development and Socialization within a multidisciplinary programme.

Theme courses Lifespan Development and Socialization (15 EC)
  • Lifespan development
  • Modelling interactions between persons and variables over time
  • Socialization
Specialization courses Pedagogical and Educational Sciences (10 EC)
  • Development, learning and instruction
  • Literature study
Elective courses (10 EC)
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Research in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Development, learning and instruction
  • Complexity, dynamics and development
  • Economy and society: Critical transitions in Advanced Industrialised Societies
  • Solidarity and social contexts
  • Researching power and leadership
  • Understanding working life: Major Theories and Research Trends in Organizational Psychology
  • Environmental psychology
  • Cultural psychology
  • Diversity in society: current issues and challenges
  • Literature study
Compulsory modules for all students (85 EC)
  • How to theorize
  • Reflecting on science and integrity
  • Multidisciplinary research in action
  • Advanced statistics
  • Applied statistics
  • Elective statistics course
  • Seminars
  • Traineeship
  • How to write an effective research proposal
  • Master’s thesis

Specializations in this theme:
Developmental Psychology | Orthopedagogy | Pedagogical and Educational Sciences | Psychometrics and Statistics | Sociology

For questions about the LDS theme contact b.f.jeronimus

Last modified:29 November 2021 12.27 p.m.