This course is validated by The Open University.
The Masters in Education is a modular 180-credit Level 7 course designed for education-related practitioners in all phases of their career. The programme will give students (e.g. teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational leaders, or managers and administrators) an opportunity to study education at postgraduate level. It aims to:
- Stimulate critical reflection on the impact of social, political and economic factors on education and training at a national and supranational level.
- Support practitioners to develop innovative approaches to learning and workplace training.
- Enable graduates to manage, lead and institute positive change across a range of current contexts for education studies.
- Facilitate collaborative working with external stakeholders and communities, other academics, as well as employers and special interest groups.
- Develop socio-political awareness, dispositions and practices, knowledge and skills relevant to working with diverse student populations.
- Encourage graduates to formulate research priorities for the immediate future.
- Empower graduates to face new occupational challenges across the changing contexts of education and training through the acquisition of transferable knowledge and skills and complex problem-solving strategies.
- Prepare practitioners to negotiate the challenges associated with changing national policy directives and institution-wide priorities.
- Cultivate intellectual curiosity and intellectual independence through project-based, activity-orientated and self-regulated learning
The programme will be delivered over six Saturdays per semester in years one and two. Between workshops students will receive one-to-one academic guidance from personal tutors in supervision meetings. Where appropriate, students will draw on professional supervisors and workplace mentors to facilitate development and provide constructive feedback. Students will also be supported by their peers within their e-professional community. This will consist of Critical Friendship Groups (CFGs) and Collaborative Learning Groups (CLGs).
Delivery will take place over two Saturdays per semester in the 3rd year of the programme, with an increase in supervision meetings in between workshops.