Februar 2017

Economics of education

It has been argued that high rates of education are essential for countries to be able to achieve high levels of economic growth. Empirical analyses tend to support the theoretical prediction that poor countries should grow faster than rich countries because they can adopt cutting… Weiterlesen »Economics of education

Educational psychology

Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations. Although the terms „educational psychology“ and „school psychology“ are often used interchangeably, researchers and theorists are… Weiterlesen »Educational psychology

Acquisition of knowledge

Education began in prehistory, as adults trained the young in the knowledge and skills deemed necessary in their society. In pre-literate societies this was achieved orally and through imitation. Story-telling passed knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to the next. As cultures began to… Weiterlesen »Acquisition of knowledge

Early acts of literacy

Literacy is thought to have first emerged with the development of numeracy and computational devices as early as 8,000 BCE. Script developed independently at least four times in human history in Mesopotamia, Egypt, lowland Mesoamerica, and China. Bill of sale of a male slave and… Weiterlesen »Early acts of literacy

Career specific courses

One type of university education is a liberal arts education, which can be defined as a “college or university curriculum aimed at imparting broad general knowledge and developing general intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum.” Although what is known today… Weiterlesen »Career specific courses