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Pedagogy can mean the study of the theory and practice of education, but it can also refer to teaching children and young students in a personal, holistic way. In the latter sense, pedagogy might be regarded as the art of bringing up and offering basic education to children. In some European countries, pedagogy is also more related to social work, as studies in pedagogy may include childcare and early-years services, youth work, parenting and family support services, education for young offenders, or play work.

Students in pedagogy learn ways to effectively teach life-preparing knowledge such as social skills and cultural norms to their future young pupils. Modern approaches include the ability to help young learners to create their own knowledge by teaching to learn, helping them develop critical thinking, stimulate creativity, engage in self and peer assessment, and others.

Universities offer undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in pedagogy but, in some cases, Bachelor?s graduates may only practice as educational assistants. Programmes in primary school education may also be considered as part of the pedagogy discipline.

Graduates of pedagogy programmes have found employment in primary or secondary teaching, as curriculum developers, or education policy analysts. A pedagogue can also occupy various kinds of jobs, and ca work in retirement homes, prisons, orphanages, and human resource management.

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Suggested Masters in Pedagogy

M.Sc. Gifted Education

The Master's specialisation in Gifted Education will challenge you to look beyond the accepted views on giftedness, beyond protocols and beyond the Netherlands. You will become a scientist practitioner able to work as a remedial educationalist, educational advisor, policy maker, or researcher at schools, school advisory services, (governmental) organisations and research centres.

M.Sc. Pedagogical Sciences

The Master's in Pedagogical Science provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in an increasingly important profession. With specialised and broad courses, you can expand your practice and expertise. In the two English specialisations you focus on either student diversity or giftedness and the differences these make for educational needs and outcomes.

M.Sc. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

The Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy programme offered by the University of Birmingham seeks to support the continuing professional development of practicing physical education teachers in a research active environment through meaningful integration of theory and practice.

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M.A. Teacher Education

The Teacher Education programme from the University of Tampere aims at integrating the most essential research in curriculum studies, educational psychology, inclusive education, and pedagogical leadership to provide tools for the development of school education.