Socialization and Education
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS036
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
prof. dr. E.J.P.G. Denessen
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. R.H.J. Scholte
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. P.C.J. Segers
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. P.C.J. Segers
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. P.C.J. Segers
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
PER1  (03/09/2018 to 04/11/2018)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksFor Behavioural Science RM students only, non-BSRM students interested in the course, please mail to
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
You will be able to
1) Recognize and describe state-of-the-art theories and approaches in the research field of socialization and education (S&E), and explain its similarities and differences.
2) Interpret research on S&E, and integrate the different fields of inquiry so you will critically evaluate both S&E theories and research.
3) Develop your own hypotheses on research traditions in this field following a comparison of your selection and interpretation of the relevant literature, and present this in written and spoken form
4) Discuss your ideas in a group of behavioural scientists, and reflect on its theoretical and societal relevance.
Socialization is a reciprocal, dynamic process through which individuals, in interaction with several socializing agents, like peers, parents, teachers, technology and media, acquire the knowledge, skills, and character traits that enable them to participate as members of society. In this course, the focus is on the socialization of the child in its social and educational contexts. The course will start with lectures in which theoretical models on socialization and education will be discussed. In the next lectures, the application of these models in research and knowledge transfer to society will be shown. Topics include home environment, school environment, bullying, role of the teacher, role of multimedia.
Teaching methods: The course consists of a total of 8 meetings. In the first three lectures, the focus is on theory.  In addition, meeting 4 will include a 5-minute pitch presentation provided by each student on a theme of the course. In the final 4 lectures, recent (BSI) research on socialization and eduction will be introduced by the lecturers and discussed, also in light of knowledge transfer. Assignments consist of giving one pitch presentation and writing a short essay based on one topic of the course, and providing discussion points for every meeting. At the end of the course, a final exam will be held, consisting of open-ended questions.
Required materials
To be announced
Lecture notes, assignments and literature are the main materials for this course. A study manual including list of references will be posted online at least one week before the beginning of the course.

Instructional modes

Pitch presentation
Test weight1
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock PER1, Block PER1

Test weight4
Test typeEssay
OpportunitiesBlock PER1, Block PER1

Test weight5
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock PER2, Block PER3