Standard Classification of Educational Fields

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Here is a possible list of standard tags describing a course:

  • General Programmes
    • Basic programmes
      • pre-primary
      • elementary
      • primary
      • secondary
      • university
    • Literacy and numeracy
    • Personal development
      • behavioural capacities
      • mental skills
      • personal organizational capacities
      • life orientation programmes.
  • Teacher training and education science
    • Teacher training
      • pre-school
      • kindergarten
      • elementary school
      • vocational
      • practical
      • non-vocational subject
      • adult education
      • teacher trainers
      • for handicapped children
      • General and specialized teacher training programmes.
    • Education science
      • curriculum development in non-vocational and vocational subjects
      • Educational assessment
      • testing and measurement
      • educational research
      • other education science.
  • Humanities and Arts
    • Arts
      • Fine arts
        • drawing
        • painting
        • sculpture
      • Performing arts
        • music
        • drama
        • dance
        • circus
      • Graphic and audio-visual arts
        • photography]
        • cinematography
        • music production
        • radio and TV production
        • printing and publishing;
      • Design
      • Craft skills.
    • Humanities
      • Religion and theology
      • Foreign languages and cultures
        • living or ‘dead’ languages and their literature
        • area studies;
      • Native languages
      • interpretation and translation
      • linguistics
      • comparative literature
      • history
      • archaeology
      • philosophy
      • ethics.
  • Social sciences, business and law
    • Social and behavioural science
      • Economics
      • economic history
      • political science
      • sociology
      • demography
      • anthropology (except physical anthropology)
      • ethnology
      • futurology
      • psychology
      • geography (except physical geography)
      • peace and conflict studies
      • human rights
    • Journalism and information
    • Business and administration
    • Law
  • Science
    • Life sciences
    • Physical sciences
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computing
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
    • Engineering and engineering trades
    • Manufacturing and processing
    • Architecture and building
  • Agriculture
    • Agriculture, forestry and fishery
    • Veterinary
  • Health and welfare
    • Health
    • Social services
  • Services
    • Personal services
    • Transport services
    • Environmental protection
    • Security services
  • Not known or unspecified

Total: 34 tags
If we integrate the sub-sub categories, it would go to about 300 tags. In practice it still should be easy to navigate during a search if we integrate them.

(The tags could be drawn from this UNESCO ISCED 1997 list.)