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MSc Pedagogical Sciences: Ethics of Education: philosophy, history and law

University of Groningen
Length: 12 months
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Study allowances: Yes
Location: Groningen
Language: English
Start date: September, February
Price: 2,006 EUR

Program description

The programme comprises of three courses, a skills practicum, a traineeship and research. The official language is English.

The subjects of the three thematic courses are the following:

In the best interest of the child: the guiding principle in decision making concerning children and in discussions on child rearing, child and youth care and education, is that the best interest of the child should take priority. But how do we determine what is in the best interest of the child when opinions on the subject differ? When considering dilemmas, how do we weigh up pro and con arguments, how do we overcome impasses, reach ultimate conclusions and take decisions and how do we legitimise policy and decisions?

Citizenship development and education: a core function of child rearing and education is citizenship education. There is much controversy regarding the nature of good citizenship and on how child rearing and education might contribute to its development. What does this discussion look like, what is the current state of knowledge and what bearing does this have on policy and practice?

Professionalization: scientification and professionalization influence work practices in education, child and youth care and how children and young people are perceived and treated. What are the advantages and what are the risks? What can professionals do to mitigate the risks? How might policy contribute to this?

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...


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