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MA Education


Course Description

The MA Education is founded on a philosophical principle that educational work is an intellectual activity, and, as such, educators are entitled to an autonomous academic voice. Much of our activity focuses on enriching that voice, and supporting it so that it might operate in a more assertive and substantiated way.

We encourage our students to complicate and problematise practice, to actively resist those pressures that might seek to otherwise offer reduced and simplified accounts of learning. We intend to bring to the fore your ethical sensibilities and intellectual capacities. We are committed to a sense that in doing so, we enable the kinds of creative and considered practices which make real differences to the experiences of learners.

A second core principle holds that 'practice' should be central to our exploration and analysis. Throughout your study, you will be encouraged to apply new ideas and thinking in practice, and to evaluate and explore their efficacy. Practice is a form of expertise, and it - alongside any form of more conventionally 'academic' material - can be a generator of new thinking and understanding. As such, you will be encouraged to bring your practice in to sessions, in order to generate new discussion and to nuance, enrich and even challenge 'big theory'.

Special Features

• Weekend attendance – you will only need to attend the University for one weekend per unit (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime).
• A structure which is easily tailored to individuals’ professional priorities and personal interests.
• The course offers October and February (or June by request) start dates
• Flexibility, encouragement and support to use the focus and structures of the award to develop expertise in self-selected areas.
• The opportunity to study alongside colleagues working across a range of educational settings, learning and co-constructing expert
knowledge overtime.
• A philosophically principled approach which values the voice of the practitioner and is committed to enabling and strengthening that
voice.

Visit the MA Education page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if they demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or a similar related to the award area).

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