This course is meant to learn about, critically evaluate and communicate about recent issues and advances in Education and Child Studies. Recent Issues and advances are topics that concern our field as a whole, such as research integrity, Open Science, methodology, translating science into practice, but also on theories of broad interest to the field. These topics will focus on both the applied as well as on the more fundamental issues in Education and Child Studies. Each session we will focus on a different topic. By writing commentaries, presenting, and discussing students will form, and learn the nuances, of recent issues and advances in Education and Child Studies.
After this course, students should:
Understand Recent Issues and Advances in Education in Child Studies
Understand the nuances in Recent Issues and Advances in Education in Child Studies
Be able to comment on Recent Issues and advances at an academic level
Be able to discuss Recent Issues and advances at an academic level
Be able to argue their own standpoint on Recent Issues and Advances at an academic level
Be able to critically evaluate Recent Issues and Advances in Education and Child Studies
For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable
Mode of instruction
Oral presentation (20% of final grade), five written commentaries (80% of final grade), and active contribution to discussions (possibility to earn extra credit).
Students should score higher than 5.5 on all assignments in order to pass the course. If a passing grade is not attained for the presentation, the student will receive another chance to present during the final class meeting. Each of the commentaries should receive a grade of higher than 5.5 to pass the course. Students will have a chance to rewrite and resubmit papers for which no passing grade was attained. The final grade is based on the oral presentation (20%), five written commentaries (80%), and active contribution to discussions (possibility to earn extra credit).
There is no final exam. Each of the five written commentaries is graded as well as the oral presentation. The final grade is based on these grades. There is no group work, all assignments are graded individually. The first commentary can be submitted early for extensive feedback. Students will also receive feedback after their presentation, and may request feedback after all commentaries have been graded.
During this course Brightspace is used.
Papers made available during the course.
Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register via My Studymap up to 14 days prior to the start of the course.
It is mandatory for all students to register for each exam and to confirm registration for each exam in My Studymap. This is possible up to and including 10 calendar days prior to the examination. You cannot take an exam without a valid pre-registration and confirmation in My Studymap.
Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.
Contactperson of the course is Dr. M. van Geel