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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Education & Pedagogy via distance learning


What is comprehension and how does it differ from knowledge? What do we want students to understand and be able to do? What type of knowledge is worth learning permanently? How will we know that students truly understand and can apply knowledge in a meaningful way? How can we design our courses to ensure comprehension? Pedagogy explores these questions and provides practical solutions for teachers. This program looks not only at the "how" of teaching, but also at the "what" and the "why". Pedagogy (literally, the science of teaching) is part of the essential understanding of all teachers: a sound conception of pedagogy is central to all good teaching and education.


Academic Supervisor : Samuel Murinda
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Arts & Humanities via distance learning


Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Education & Pedagogy via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 36 Academic credits - Education & Pedagogy Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 36 Academic credits: Education & Pedagogy Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601EDU - Child Observation & Guidance
602EDU - Learning & Memory Development
603EDU - Language Acquisition
604EDU - Design of Learning Systems
605EDU - Methods of Evaluation
606EDU - Cognitive Development
607EDU - Special Education
608EDU - Children Education Programs
609EDU - Classroom & Teaching Strategies
610EDU - Educational Technology
611EDU - Applied Educational Technologies
612EDU - Education & Pedagogy
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Bibliography: Education & Pedagogy via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Childhood & Special Education.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Education & Pedagogy:


ABE - Associação Brasileira de Educação
ABRAPEC - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências
AEA - Asociación Educación Abierta
AECSE - Association des Chercheurs et Enseignants en Science de l'Éducation
AERA - American Educational Research Association
AHEA - Adult Higher Education Alliance
AIESAD - Asociación Ibero-Americana de Educación Superior a Distancia
AMIE - Asociación Multidisciplinar de Investigación Educativa
ANEN - Association Nationale pour le Développement de l'Éducation Nouvelle
ARDM - Association pour la Recherche en Didactique des Mathématiques
ASE - Asociación de Sociología de la Educación
CAEL - Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
EARLI - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
EFVET - European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
ESREA - European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
FEPP - Federação Europeia de Profissionais de Pedagogia
IACEP - International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology
IACET - International Association for Continuing Education & Training
IAE - International Association of Educators
IAEA - International Association for Educational Assessment
IAEVG - International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
ISLS - International Society of the Learning Sciences
NPIA - Nature Pedagogy International Association
SBEM - Sociedade Brasileira de Educação Matemática
SBHE - Sociedade Brasileira de História da Educação
SCEE - Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de l’Éducation
SPA - Social Pedagogy Association
SPPA - Social Pedagogy Professional Association
UEPD - Une Éducation Pour Demain
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Education & Pedagogy

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Education & Pedagogy


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Education & Pedagogy. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Education & Pedagogy to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Education & Pedagogy, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Education & Pedagogy Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Education & Pedagogy


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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