Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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J Society and Social Sciences
Use all J* codes for: specialist and some general adult titles, but see also V* codes for practical approaches to many topics. Use all J* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate. In J* use the most appropriate code(s) available, as many social sciences are broad topics that can have many alternative terms or names
JN Education
Use all JN* codes for: works about education as a practice or subject, but use YP* codes for schoolbooks or educational material for pupils in pre-tertiary education
JNA Philosophy and theory of education 1.1
JNB History of education
Class here: history of specific schools, colleges, as well as general history
JNC Educational psychology
JND Educational systems and structures
Class here: issues of selection, admissions, inspection, governance etc. Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers for comparisons between different education systems
JNE Social pedagogy
Use for: works about social pedagogy as a field of study
JNF Educational strategies and policy
Class here: teaching strategies for literacy, numeracy etc; policies regarding streaming etc
JNG Early childhood care and education
Use for: works aimed at professionals dealing with childcare or general works on subject.
See also: JNLA Pre-school and kindergarten
JNH Home schooling
JNK Educational administration and organization 1.3
JNL Schools and pre-schools
See also: VSK Advice on education
JNM Higher education, tertiary education
Class here: all advanced and post-secondary education, including institutions offering vocational, technical or non-degree courses as well as universities.
See also: VSK Advice on education
JNP Adult education, continuous learning
Class here: lifelong learning, popular education, community education, ‘Bildung’. Use for: works about education or training of adult learners that are neither university nor vocational training.
See also: VSL Adult literacy guides and handbooks, VSN Adult numeracy guides and handbooks
JNQ Open learning, distance education
JNR Careers guidance
JNS Teaching of students with different educational needs
Class here: special education, mixed classes of students with different cultural or linguistic backgrounds etc
JNT Teaching skills and techniques
Class here: classroom control, coaching and mentoring, lesson planning, tutoring
JNU Teaching of a specific subject
Use with: the code for the subject taught, using YP* Educational codes where appropriate
JNV Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
Class here: media technology in classroom, Learning management systems. Use for: works about using digital technologies in class and for learning
JNW Extra-curricular activities
Class here: field trips, school trips, sporting and community activities, events, performances, playtime/mealtime, after-school activities, school clubs etc
JNZ Study and learning skills: general

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