Study guide's FEdu - Educational Psychology, MA (Education), 2020-21 information (E)

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The Education Psychology programme trains experts in the guidance of the growth of individuals and communities.

The students complete basic and intermediate studies in general psychology. In the advanced stage, the students' major subject is educational psychology.

After graduation, educational psychologists work in guidance, counselling and planning studies requiring expertise in psychology and educational psychology.

Learning outcomes

The students has a mastery of the broadly-based and highly specialized concepts, methods and knowledge corresponding to special competence in his/her field, which are used as a basis of independent thinking, research and professional practices in educational psychology. The student understands issues related to knowledge in the interfaces between educational psychology and closely related sciences, and examines it and new knowledge critically.

The student is capable of solving demanding problems in research and innovation activities that develop new knowledge and procedures and apply and combine knowledge from different fields.

The student is capable of working independently in demanding expert duties requiring expertise in educational psychology. S/he is capable of managing things and people and of developing complicated, unanticipated and new strategic approaches in the service of various organizations or as an independent entrepreneur.

The student is capable of evaluating and developing the activity of individual people or groups, making use of different kinds of psychological knowledge and adding to existing knowledge.

The student has a readiness for continuous learning and critical examination of prevailing ideas. S/he knows how to communicate well orally and in writing to both specialists in educational psychology and to an external audience. The student is capable of demanding international communication and interaction in the second national and at least one foreign language.