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Education (International) PgCert-PgDip-MA

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  • Objectives
    This full-time taught course in the School of Education is suitable for educators and teachers in all phases of compulsory and post-compulsory education; also for professionals and postgraduate students who work in or who would like to learn more about the following fields: -Education policy and practice -Curriculum studies -Teaching and learning -Research methodology -Comparative education It is particularly relevant for participants with a specific investment in or experience of international educational settings, who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to Masters' level.
  • Academic Title
    Education (International) PgCert/PgDip/MA
  • Course description
    The course is taught across two semesters plus individual study and is best considered as three distinct phases, leading to postgraduate certificate (Phase 1), postgraduate diploma (Phase 2) and, following successful completion of the dissertation (Phase 3), a Masters degree.

    You will cover a range of issues that respond to present-day local, national and global concerns. These may include aspects of social justice, diversity and special education needs, styles of teaching and learning – educational professionalism, management and leadership. You may also investigate curriculum design and delivery, policy formation, analysis and critique, plus geopolitcal issues such as the Millennium Goals, education and the European Union.

    You will cover a range of issues that respond to present day local, national and global concerns. These may include aspects of social justice, diversity and special educational needs; styles of teaching and learning; and professionalism, management and leadership, for example. You will also look at curriculum design and delivery; policy formation, analysis and critique; and geo-political issues, such as education and the European Union.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    This is a modular programme based on credit accumulation. As a full-time student you will attend 4 days per week. All modules are compulsory, ie there are no electives.

    Stages 1 (PgCert) and 2 (PgDip)
    -Academic English
    -Education for Social Responsibility
    -Management and Leadership
    -Teaching and Learning Styles
    -Themes in Educational Policy and Practice
    -Educational Multimedia: Critical Evaluation and Design
    -Comparative Curricula
    -Research Methods in Education
    -Education_Access and Management of Information
    -Education_Conducting a Literature Review
    -Education_Diversity and Special Educational Needs
    -Education_Early Years Provision
    -Education_Identification of a Research Problematic
    -Education_Peer Support and Self-Evaluation
    -Education_Politics and Ethics of Research in Education
    -Education_Research Project
    -Education_Research Proposal
    -Education_The Reflective Researcher
    -Education_Use of Resources

    Stage 3 (MA)
    -Dissertation

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