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Education (Higher Education) (M.Ed.)

Course Description

The course is designed to support academics who are new to teaching in higher education and more experienced colleagues who wish to develop and enrich their own practice. Participants will be involved in practice focused workshops and seminars, interactive learning environments and the use of blended learning methodologies. The course employs a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including problem based learning and micro-teaching sessions.

The components include:

Module 1 Traditions, Power and Context
Module 2 Designing curriculum, assessment and supervision in higher education
Module 3 Reflecting on practice in learning and teaching
Module 4 Linking teaching and research within and beyond the disciplines.

The course includes a taught component and a dissertation. The duration of the course is two or three years part-time, with an exit point at the end of the taught components leading to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry Requirements

The course is open to academic staff at all levels within the higher education system, as well as appropriately qualified professionals who aim to pursue an academic career. Postdoctoral or contract researchers who have a strong interest in developing expertise in the theory and practice of education are welcome to apply.

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