Have you ever experienced how dull and ineffective education can be? Here’s how you can change it! We never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something: for example, with more knowledgeable others (teachers or more advanced fellow students), equally knowledgeable others (peers or in teams), or with artefacts (the environment around us, books or computers). If you’re interested in learning about and carrying out high-quality research into these interactions so that you can make a real difference to learning, teaching and instruction, then this is the programme for you.
The two-year (120 EC) programme concentrates on the theory, use and effects of innovative teaching and learning arrangements aimed at meaningful, enjoyable learning through the application of different theories, paradigms and media. Research projects use both experimental and design-based approaches and combine qualitative and quantitative analyses of interaction processes and learning products in different teaching and/or learning environments.
In the 2010 annual "Keuzegids" survey Educational Sciences was as one of fourteen Utrecht University Master's programmes rated highest in their field.
NVAO accredited programme
This Master’s programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
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