Digital Media in Human Development (MSc)
The programme of Digital Media in Human Development is interdisciplinary. It combines pedagogical, instructional and neurobiological knowledge and insights. It covers such subjects as:
- learning to read with digital media
- the role of parents in handling digital media
- the scope for digital media to strengthen family interventions and treatment practices for problem situations
- the influence of growing up in a digital environment on cognitive, emotional, motor and physical development together with the role played in this by parents and teachers.
These themes will be addressed in depth from a scientific perspective, where the key principle will be that the new ways in which information and experience are offered have to be consistent with the human information processing system.
The programme consists of four courses on the following subjects:
- Digital media in the family: opportunities and challenges;
- Learning in a digital environment;
- Remedial teaching through digital media;
- Psychopathology and on-line therapy.
In addition, you are trained in research methods and techniques for research.
An important part of the master specialisation Digital Media in Human Development is the internship. The internship is either practical – schools, companies, publishers of books and teaching methods, gaming industry, staff development, etc. – or a research internship. You learn to apply your scientifical knowledge and academic skills in a realistic working environment and to operate independently and responsibly in an organization. During your internship you develop your skills in practice or in scientific research.
You conclude the specialisation Digital Media in Human development with your Master Project, in which you conduct a research in the domain of this specialisation. You write an individual thesis about this research and also give a presentation about it.