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Courses at the Graduate Research School in Education Science

The Graduate Research School in Educational Sciences offers common and compulsory courser of 30 higher education credits, within the framework of the total research education programme of 240 higher education credits. In the courses of the research education programme various theories and methods are studied that are relevant for research within the field of Educational Sciences. The courses should be defined by the perspective of the teaching profession, and be informed by teaching practice. The common and compulsory courses are:

  • Perspectives of Bildung and Education
  • Educational Sciences, Learning and the Formation of Knowledge
  • Traditions of Research, the Ethics of Research and Theory of Science
  • Perspectives of Educational Sciences Methods

These courses, planned together with representatives for the faculties of the university, will contribute to the development of the doctoral student's knowledge of some essential traditions of the History of Ideas and Theory of Science within Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, and to enable them to relate these ideas to research within Educational Sciences. Each doctoral student has to develop an understanding of different forms of knowledge and their relevance for the study of the processes of knowledge, and acquire an awareness of the history of Educational Sciences. Furthermore, the courses will provide the doctoral student with knowledge of research about learning and teaching, as well as knowledge of Bildung and education. In addition, the courses will help the doctoral student to develop skills to apply research methods relevant for Educational Sciences. The courses will familiarize the doctoral students with case studies and observations, action research, cultural analysis and textual analysis, and also with methods of analysing extensive data material, e.g. statistical methods.

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