This programme is designed to deepen your understanding of education so that you can critically analyse education practice, provisions and policy in your own current or future professional context. They support you in interrogating research literature and in undertaking educational research in your own areas of study.
Why this programme
◾This programmes offers you the opportunity to explore different perspectives and aspects of education through a variety of optional courses. ◾The programme is for you if you are a qualified teacher looking to extend and enhance your professional career. You will be given the opportunity of focusing on your own professional contexts and practices. ◾The programme offers an opportunity for the advanced study of education within a broad framework of courses. The scope is broad, representing important and influential educational ideas from a range of disciplines.
You will take three core and three optional courses. Courses contribute to your development of research understanding and skills that then support you in conducting your own research based dissertation. You can select areas for professional development from optional courses.
Core courses ◾Introduction to educational and social research ◾Modern educational thought ◾Seminar on contemporary issues.
Optional courses ◾Advanced educational research ◾Curriculum development in adult education ◾Developing literacy ◾Economics for education ◾Education and international development ◾Educational approaches to community learning and development ◾Empowerment and social change ◾Higher education as a field of research, policy and practice ◾Highly able learners ◾Identities, relationships & behaviours ◾Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies ◾International & comparative education ◾International issues in adult education ◾Leadership in implementing education policy ◾Perspectives of youth & young adulthood ◾The evolving concept of inclusion ◾The learner & the curriculum ◾The psychology of adult learning ◾Working with youth: Education and learning for change.
The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher.