Aimed at current and future subject leaders, this Masters in Advanced Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning from Liverpool John Moores University
enhances teaching capability and builds on theoretical and practical knowledge.
•Study part time over three to five years on a course designed to support effective change in the classroom
•Enjoy flexible course delivery and fit studying around your work commitments
•Follow a curriculum closely linked to your professional practice needs
•Experience excellent levels of support
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers
We recognise that our students are busy professionals and have taken this into account in the design of our programmes and assessments. Study on this programme is extremely flexible and you can opt to join the course on a full or part time basis, enabling you integrate your learning with your full time professional role.
University-based study includes taught sessions scheduled late afternoon (4pm to 6pm) and conference style days scheduled on occasional Saturdays.
A blended learning approach ensures you can usually study at a time to suit you and all modules are supported by online study resources with additional guidance available through face-to-face or virtual tutorials.
To keep on top of your study you should be prepared to work between five and 10 hours per week (evenings and weekends). The practical applications of the course may involve the integration of study with your professional activity in school or college.
During your studies you will have access to LJMU learning resources including our libraries for independent study. You will be allocated a personal tutor to support your academic and professional development and will also receive guidance via email.
Taught sessions mostly take place at the IM Marsh campus, four miles outside Liverpool centre, although some sessions may take place in the city.
The IM Marsh campus has independent study spaces with IT facilities, a library with relevant stock and study spaces, access to student welfare and support, a gym and other sports facilities, a cafeteria and shop.
The campus library, open 8am to 11pm, houses the main collections linked to this course and you will also have access to the 24 hour, city centre Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts libraries.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Approaches to Learning in the 21st Century (Core)
Investigates teaching and learning through the analysis of, engagement with and reflection on current educational theory, research, and practice in the context of your own professional setting.
Learning through Assessment (Core)
Provides a grounding in educational assessment practice in a time dominated by change and developing educational theories, policies and challenge.
Exploring Curriculum Change (Core)
Explores key theoretical frameworks and concepts in curriculum models, drivers, innovation and the evaluation and curriculum change and their implications for professional practice.
Researching Professional Practice (Core)
Provides an introduction to a range of research methods applicable to educational contexts, with a focus on practitioner enquiry and how to develop a research project proposal and plan.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Option)
Develops awareness of the impact social and emotional aspects of learning through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice.
Developing the role of the Subject Leader (Option)
Explores the characteristics of effective subject leadership to inform the organisation and management of learning in a range of professional settings.
Mentoring in the Workplace (Option)Developing Mentoring and Coaching (Option)
Supports the professional development of mentors in educational contexts, utilising the theoretical frameworks that underpin mentoring to explore practice in your own setting.
Professional Development for Leadership (Option)
Provides professional development for leadership and management through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice and its application within your professional setting.
Developing Mentoring and Coaching
Explores established and emerging practice in effective mentoring and coaching within the professional context.
Involves the development and implementation of a major research project relevant to your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.
Professional Inquiry (Option)
Involves the development and implementation of several linked practice-based research projects relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
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if you require further guidance or clarification
You will need: •a first degree (minimum 2:2) or a Certificate in Education (gained prior to graduate entry into teaching)•a Certificate in Education (post 16), with appropriate professional experienceIf your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of Level 6 in reading and writing).This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.