The preschool of Doctoral Studies at the School of Educational Sciences at TU will take place between 19.02.2018-14.05.2018.
Dates for sessions: (spring semester 2018) 19.02; 19.03; 16.04; 14.05
Place: Tallinn University, room M-439
Aim: introduce PhD studies with its possibilities and challenges; aid in the creating of a quality and detailed PhD thesis research plan; enable, if necessary, to find a suitable supervisor; encourage PhD thesis topics to coincide with the priority fields of the School of Educational Sciences. Additionally, providing the participants with a possibility to get a sample of attending the doctoral programme - managing with time, workload, assessing one’s research potential, participating in a seminar, discussions, giving feedback, asking questions, etc.
Credits: 3 ECTS
Study material: a Google Drive folder will be created for storing and distributing relevant reading material and participants’ independent work.
Research priorities: The School of Educational Sciences has 3 main priority research fields for the next admission:
Institutional Innovation in Education
New forms of school society partnerships, co-creation methodologies, open schooling, Living Labs
Implementing new interdisciplinary and open learning arrangements in institutions (e.g. ELU, Design Thinking)
Special Learning Contexts (Workplace, Vocational, Informal and Outside the classroom learning)
Effectiveness of new forms of learning and instruction
Inquiry-based Learning in STEM education
Digital Technologies in Learning, Smart School
Research-based teaching and learning, teachers as researchers, teacher inquiry
Online measures of learning and learning analytics
Education for transversal competence (e.g. Entrepreneurship, Creative Problem Solving, Digital Competence)
Cognitive basis of self-regulated learning in open learning arrangements
Special education, learning difficulties, adaptive instruction
Inclusion of immigrants
Please register for the preschool here.
A certificate will be provided to the participants of all the sessions of the course. The course will be held in English.