The MA Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of key current issues in teaching, learning and pedagogy in an international context.
Distinctive features of the course include: -The study of education and pedagogy in international contexts -The option to investigate learning in real classrooms -The chance to study alongside part-time colleagues who are practising UK teachers
The course is for teaching and learning professionals who are keen to develop their careers in all education sectors, such as: -Nursery -Primary -Secondary -Tertiary -Higher education
The course builds on a strong research base in two research centres. The research centres are in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences: -The Centre for Learning and Teaching -SOLE Central
It is also supported by the North Leadership Centre and draws on the expertise of many highly regarded academics. These include: -Professor Sugata Mitra -Professor David Leat
The Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) MA is one of a suite of courses. You may also be interested in: -Education: International Perspectives (Leadership and Management), MA -Education: International Perspectives (Technology in Education), MA
The MAs are flexible in nature and you will have the option to study modules across the three different courses.
The majority of taught modules are in the first semester, including some sessions which run in the early evening and on Saturdays. During the year there is a development to a greater element of self-study and semi-independent research and project work.
You complete the course with a research project focusing on a topic of interest to you.
There is an extended induction programme that provides you with support for advanced study. This includes assignment writing and information, communications and technology (ICT) training.
You will have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your taught modules. Your placement will be in an educational setting such as a local primary or secondary school. This is enjoyable and useful in contextualising your understanding of learning theory.
You also have the option of taking a longer placement outside the UK, adding to the international perspectives nature of the course.
As a student in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including: -A well-stocked Education Resource Centre -Language Analysis Lab -A phonetics lab -An audio-video lab -A recording studio