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02 August 2017
The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.
Highly flexible, it caters for educators with a diverse range of experience, development needs, and study requirements. It is suitable for teachers, those in leadership or policy-making roles, and other practitioners working in education or related settings.
Creative Arts in Education
The creative arts provide opportunities for developing creative and aesthetic understanding, finding a personal and communal voice within different cultural contexts, and are linked to improvements in academic achievement.
This specialism will help you encourage creativity via the arts, understand the variety of roles the arts in education might take, and consider how arts teaching can benefit other areas of the curriculum and promote inclusion. Unique in integrating approaches to drama, music, dance and visual art, this MA includes visits to schools and venues such as galleries, as well as interactions with key cultural organisations. You may also specialise in a particular art form.
The syllabus may include:
– focus on music, visual arts, drama or dance including the latest innovations and best practice
Theory and practice
- latest ideas and concepts in arts education and your particular specialism; inter-relationship between art forms; arts and the wider curriculum; creativity and dialogue
Teaching and learning
– teaching approaches including practical models and demonstration; working with artists and other partners; promoting inclusion; curriculum design; use of new technologies
– theoretical and practical approaches; relationship between creativity and dialogue; techniques for encouraging creativity in your students; assessing creativity