The MA Education programme is offered as a part-time programme for teachers and other educational professionals who wish to extend their academic and professional development. The programme has been offered since 1984 and has continually evolved to meet the changing demands of teaching professionals. It is a successful and popular programme with teachers and educationalists and has built many productive and collaborative links between UWTSD and local authorities, schools, ERW and outside agencies.
The programme as a whole is designed to support teaching as a research-based profession. We believe that practice is improved through reflection-on-action and that practitioner research must play a fundamental part of school improvement and professional development. the degree is designed to build on the realities of educational practice and support individual teachers in their professional development and/or career objectives. There are five specialist pathways offered; Additional Learning Needs; Language Learning; Leadership; Learning and Teaching; and Equity in Education.
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Generic pathway MA(ed); research methods in education (core module 30 level 7 credits); + 3 modules of choice; + part 2 dissertation (60 level 7 credits) with choice of focus; all modules in part 1 = 30 level 7 credits ; research methods in education; social and emotional behavioural difficulties in practice; dyslexia in an inclusive environment; exploring additional learning needs; language and learning; language and literacy and learning in the classroom; language needs and delays; leading the learning; learning leaders: the role of continuing professional development in leadership and management; school leadership at all levels: a critical perspective; professional learning in context: leadership; securing quality and accountability ; leading effective learning and teaching (pedagogy); leading effective learning and teaching (curriculum); leading learning and teaching (cross- curriculum); assessment for learning and developing thinking; professional learning in context: learning and teaching ; professional learning in context : equity in education; securing equity in education; strengthening community engagement ; mentoring and coaching educational and professional contexts; early childhood education and the foundation phase; developing pedagogical strategies for digital literacy; critical reflection on professional development; independent study; dissertation (double module).
The Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a mixture of different assignments, portfolios of work and a dissertation. The learning, teaching and assessment strategy devised for the modules will ensure that the specialist skills are developed and clearly assessed.
Participants will normally be teachers or associate staff; interview for all applicants required.
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