Education and Child Studies: Applied Neuroscience in Education and Child studies
Welcome to the specialisation Applied Neuroscience in Education and Child Studies, which is part of the Master’s Degree Programme in Education and Child Studies. Language of instruction in this specialisation is English unless only Dutch speaking students participate.
This master’s specialisation is intended for students who wish to become experts in the neuro-cognitive and biological roots of learning, behaviour and emotions, both in normal situations and in cases involving problematic development.
Knowledge of children’s normal development is a prerequisite to be able to design and understand research on problematic developmental processes and outcomes. The primary focus in the curriculum is on how knowledge about brain functioning and stress regulation can contribute to educational practice, clinical work, and family interventions, and, conversely, how these applications can contribute to optimal neuro-cognitive and biological functioning.