The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children.
The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood offers an interdisciplinary education to provide effective interventions for children in need of support for their development, learning and functioning in everyday lifebeyond what is provided to all children. The programme is based on an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses everyday life situations of children in various settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community, and the connection between research and practical everyday work is stressed. The programme is open for international and domestic students. It is closely connected to the CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning- Development) research programme at the Schools of Education and Communication and Health and Welfare at Jönköping University and associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research SIDR). The programme is designed to provide students with a good background for doctoral education, and for leadership roles in early childhood education and care, school-systems, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services or other child related organizations. Interventions in Childhood is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme.
1 year, 60 credits or 2 year 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Child Studies and specialization in Disability Sciences, Health and Caring Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare and Social Sciences
The program is designed to prepare students for further education in research and leadership roles in child care and preschool, school, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services and the equivalent.
NB Preliminary list of courses
- Introduction to Interventions in Childhood 15 credits
- Theory of Science and Scientific Methods 15 credits
- Developmental Sciences and Intervention Processes 15 credits
- Thesis (Systematic Literature Review) 15 credits
- Research Strategies and Design Problems 7.5 credits
- Children and Research Methods 7,5 credits
- Team Collaboration and Child Participation 7.5 credits
- Reading Course – Thesis Plan 7.5 credits
- Elective Courses 15 credits
- Thesis Work (Empirical Study) 15 credits
- Credits: 60 / 120 credits
- Level: Master's
- Rate of study: Full-time
- Place of study: Campus-based
- Language: English
- Start date: Autumn 2016
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within health and caring sciences, behavioural science, social work, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work- i.e. a thesis or equivalent.
Proof of English proficiency is required.
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