Short Courses in Education

Education degrees focus on training professionals who can transfer knowledge, best practices, values and norms to a certain group, mainly children and youth. Usually associated with the notion of teaching, education involves preparing future professional teachers/trainers on how to deliver education and how to help pupils develop intellectual, moral or physical capabilities. Education discipline integrates knowledge of child psychology, communication sciences and the degree is usually in conjunction with another Bachelor or Master degree or a double major in the subject the student wants to teach. The study of pedagogy is closely connected with education, as it focuses on the essence and characteristics of the educational phenomenon, the purpose and the tasks of education, the value and the limits, the content, the principles, the methods and the forms of the educational processes.

Students enrolled in an education degree develop creativity, basic organisational skills and oral and written communication skills – required for an effective and engaging teaching style and methods according to pupils’ age and the ability to present difficult concepts comprehensibly.

Graduates of educational studies are qualified to practice teaching as profession in educational institutions for which they have been trained. The most common career paths are: teacher, trainer, tutor, school administrator, school counsellor, education counsellor/specialist within various organisations, youth/child care worker.

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Options in Education Short Course Options in Education
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Education, such as ''Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations''.

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Postgraduate Program in Development Studies Certificate Postgraduate Program in Development Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,500 per semester
  • International € 1,500 per semester
  • 6 months

The Postgraduate Program in Development Studies focuses on development and capacity building through education, both in and outside school. It blends the theory and practice of capacity building, development work, and education into one exploratory and enterprising trajectory.

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Short Course How to Become a SuperStar Student
  • Any time
  • National $ 179 per year
  • International $ 179 per year
  • Not specified

The number one problem facing many high-school students: They haven't been taught how to learn. Because our current educational system focuses on test results, on making sure students memorize the facts and material needed to pass standardized tests, few students are deliberately taught about learning—about developing the particular mind-set and using the specific skills that can help them graduate with exemplary grades and an exemplary mind.

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Children at Risk Short Course Children at Risk
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 3,500
  • 4 months

For students of social pedagogy or social work this international 30 ECTS BA-level Children at Risk course at University College Zealand offers insight into important theory, methods and ethics related to professional social pedagogical with children, youth and families at risk.

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Short Course Argumentation: the Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

What is effective argumentation? How does it work? Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other great figures were masters of the craft. So how can you reason through your position and make the best possible case for it with the same skill and ease as the experts? Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition is a rigorous introduction to the formal study of argumentation—communication that seeks to persuade others through reasoned judgment.

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Short Course How We Learn
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.

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Animation Masterclass with PIXAR Animation Director M. Makarewicz Certificate Animation Masterclass with PIXAR Animation Director M. Makarewicz
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA $ 250 per module
  • International $ 250 per module
  • 3 days

The Animation Masterclass with PIXAR Animation Director M. Makarewicz programme is offered at the Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design and it's designed for professionals and students alike. Get the tools you need to create your own stories and quality animation. Up to 13 in-depth lectures cover the animation process from Planning to Polishing. Lectures are paired with LIVE animation demos, from bouncing balls to acting with dialogue.

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Practice-based Research in Educational Technology Short Course Practice-based Research in Educational Technology
  • Feb 2017
  • EEA £ 1,793 per module
  • International £ 1,793 per module
  • 6 months

Technology is dramatically changing educational research processes, at a time of high demand for ‘evidence-based’ policy and practice. This course will help you to find, interpret and evaluate research in technology-rich environments. You will engage in the critical study of original empirical research to learn about cutting edge methods of data collection and analysis. Philosophical assumptions underlying educational enquiry are examined; and associated ethical and political concerns are explored in detail. There is an opportunity to apply what’s been learned using a topic of your choice, by critically evaluating current research or by developing a research proposal.

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Professional Development Training Short Course Professional Development Training
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

California State University Northridge’s Tseng College specializes in custom-designing professional development, education and training programs like Professional Development Training for international clients.

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Short Course NCFE Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 384 per module
  • International £ 384 per module
  • Not specified

The NCFE Support Work in Schools course is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools. This includes all staff who work in a school environment as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

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Johns Hopkins University

Certificate Educational Leadership for Independent Schools
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,010 per year
  • International $ 1,010 per year
  • Not specified

This graduate certificate program serves the needs of directors, heads of schools, principals, and other professionals responsible for the management of non-public schools. The certificate program comprises 15 graduate credits with the option of applying them to the 33-39 credit Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Educational Studies.

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