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Course content

We welcome educational practitioners from science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing, from all phases of education and work place training on our STEM Masters course. The STEM Masters course will consider the development of conceptual understanding generic to all the STEM subjects, whilst developing expertise within a specialist aspect. This course will challenge students to think deeply about their own professional contexts and settings, their place and role within this, and the possibilities for development, change, and generating practice knowledge and innovations. We will engage critically with the research that informs thinking about learning and classroom practice in the STEM subjects. We will examine the place of practical experience and the use of problem solving in real life contexts in developing pedagogical approaches. Students will look at how belief systems are established and at some of the counter-intuitive ideas that learners need to confront within the STEM subjects. We will consider the importance of developing positive attitudes in learners and explore the strategies involved in the successful management of change within institutions. Course members will also consider the role of the STEM subjects in all aspects of wider society.

This award is part of the Manchester Met Faculty of Education postgraduate Professional Development Programme.

Features and benefits of the course

-An expert team of tutors working across the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing
-Masters level continuing professional development tailored for your own context, priorities and interests, drawing on multi/interdisciplinary perspectives
-Offers an opportunity to work with those engaged in STEM education subject disciplines at various levels and to develop a shared understanding of STEM education as an inter-disciplinary and applied approach
-Places enquiry and purpose at the heart of professional practice
-Flexible award structure and three starting points (October, February, June)
-Participation in a large, dynamic and forward-thinking taught postgraduate community
-Course design and delivery to fit with busy work, and other, commitments
-Possibility of accrediting prior experiential learning (APEL)
-Masters level credits from other courses, subject to certain conditions

Visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) - MSc page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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