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Bishop Grosseteste University Masters Degrees in Education

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If you are a graduate working in education and looking for academic and professional development and experience in research education, this could be the course for you. Read more
If you are a graduate working in education and looking for academic and professional development and experience in research education, this could be the course for you. It is flexible, part-time (for most participants) and is designed to be suitable for busy professionals. You can aim for the full MA degree (180 credits) from the start or begin with the smaller Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and stop there or build credits on afterwards towards the MA. You may already have some credits (e.g. from a PGCE or a CPD course) which you may be able to use towards the MA (subject to certain conditions).

The modules are designed to allow you to articulate your personal learning needs and goals , as well as to help you to apply key research issues from reading and reflection on your own situation. Throughout your studies you will be questioning evidence and assumptions, exploring the implications of alternatives and sharing your results in order to influence professional practice. You will be developing as a practitioner researcher and making a difference in your workplace.

There are a number of study modes available including school-based study groups, residential weekends and summer schools, supported self-study and specialist study programmes (e.g. for Specialist Teachers of Primary Mathematics). Most students experience a range of study modes across the full MA which culminates in a dissertation.

Start date: February/May/October

What you will study -

There is a range of five modules available, allowing you to follow your personal interest and specialism when you work towards the learning outcomes.

These are divided into five areas:

- Examining Innovations in Subject Specialism [or area of expertise].
- Undertaking Educational Ethnography/ Action research
- Investigating the Intersections between Public Policy and Aspects of Professional Practice.
- Developing Research Education and Skills
- The MA is completed with a dissertation of 15,000 words underpinned by research in an educational setting.

“I thought at the start that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, with the pressures of work and home, but how wrong I was. I have managed somehow to juggle my time - it has been wonderful.” Vanessa, MA in Education student

Assessment -

We aim to make assessment an integral part of your learning. Each assignment outline is developed to reflect your own working reality and the precise format is negotiated with a tutor.

One module is assessed through 50% assignment and 50% presentation. All other [4] assignments are written assignments in the form of reports, portfolios and assignments.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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If you are an aspiring or experienced teacher with an interest in educational research, teaching and learning with TESOL and looking for academic and professional development, this could be the course for you. Read more
If you are an aspiring or experienced teacher with an interest in educational research, teaching and learning with TESOL and looking for academic and professional development, this could be the course for you. It is a one year full time course which provides the tools and resources that you need in order to develop your teaching skills, reflect upon your professional practice and conduct your own research.

During the course you will develop a comprehensive understanding of professional competence and the theoretical implications of the practice of English Language Teaching. With an emphasis on the integration of practice and theory, you will acquire expertise in approaches and techniques to teaching language to speakers of other languages and develop a range of practical skills.

This course draws upon the strong heritage and traditions of BGU and builds upon expertise within the School enabling academic engagement with educational research, best-practice teaching/learning and a focus upon TESOL.

Course Aims

To offer access for all levels of TESOL interest/experience. The course accommodates both the early career TESOL specialist as well as the experienced practitioner seeking further professional development
Course content tailored to individual contexts/experiences with practical as well as scholarly tasks and assignments
Enables you to explore the theories, policies and practices that influence, change and enhance education in its broadest sense
A strong practical classroom focus, drawing upon UK and International best practice in teaching and learning
Emphasis on becoming a reflective teacher-researcher
Engagement with cutting edge educational research and exposure to a breadth of education research methods and approaches
Engages critically with all aspects of the research process and provides you with a skills and research base that involves you in wider educational debates nationally and internationally
Linguistic modules, Global English and TESOL provide a thorough insight into the theoretical models of language learning and language pedagogy and opportunities to explore their practical impact on classroom practice. Further sessions allow for a range of professional specialisms, including English as an Additional Language, ELT Materials Development and English for Specific Purposes.
The course builds in support for the academic literacies and skills needed to be successful as an MA teacher-researcher
There are a number of study modes available; learning methods include lectures, directed reading, workshops, student and staff-led seminars, and project work. Teaching, learning and assessment draw on the different backgrounds, experience and knowledge of participants, and encourage critical reflection. Teaching style is highly participatory, and engages you in practical teaching, workshop activities, online discussion, peer evaluation, presentations and research projects, with students drawing on their professional experience, home culture and language.

The programme is supported by a full online ‘virtual learning environment’ which includes readings, discussions, session materials, peer support for assignments, and opportunities for students on campus and online to share professional concerns and debates.

Each course module is assessed separately and is based on coursework such as individual essays, seminar presentations, reports, portfolios, investigative research and group work.

What will you study -

The programme involves four taught modules and a dissertation on a research topic of your choice.

The modules are designed to allow you to articulate your personal learning needs and gains, as well as to help you to apply key research issues from reading and reflection on your own situation. Throughout your studies you will be questioning evidence and assumptions, exploring the implications of alternatives and sharing your results in order to influence professional practice. You will be developing as a practitioner researcher.

Assessment -

We aim to make assessment an integral part of your learning. The assessment tasks take a number of forms as all tasks are appropriate to the content and learning outcomes of the unit being assessed.
These include:

Essay or report writing
Online discussions
Group tasks
Oral presentation
Reviewing a text
Assignments will be assessed with reference to guidelines provided in individual module handbooks and will relate closely to the learning outcomes for that particular module.

Assessments are supported by online question and answer discussions, presentations of work in progress with tutor and peer feedback, and/or formative tasks with detailed feedback.

How to apply -

Please send your completed Applications Forms to or post them to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
England
LN1 3DY

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