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MA-PgDip-PgCert Learning and Teaching

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You normally need a degree or equivalent and some relevant professional experience. We also encourage non-graduates, with significant professional experience in learning and teaching, to apply. Please contact us to discuss how the course would improve your professional development.
  • Academic Title
    MA/PgDip/PgCert Learning and Teaching
  • Course description
    This course is for teachers, tutors and other education practitioners. It is suitable for experienced and newly qualified professionals, curriculum leaders or those who support learning in the voluntary sector.

    You examine issues which focus on how to provide improved teaching and learning. We encourage you to reflect on your professional practice, and the impact it has on your setting, colleagues, and service.

    You work with other professionals who share your interests. This helps you to
    • expand your knowledge of how to improve learning and teaching
    • reflect critically on present issues and initiatives
    • explore recent research findings that inform advanced practice

    These allow you to add to developments in teaching and curriculum in your area. You can focus your study towards a specialist interest such as learning, a subject area or a curriculum strategy.

    You attend evening or weekend sessions and learn through • group discussions and activities • peer support • e-mail and web-based support.

    We offer academic credit for work-based projects and learning. This means we recognise the learning and development you achieve in your daily practice. It also ensures your learning directly relates to your work setting.

    The course is part of our professional development programme in education. You can also study modules from other areas of the programme.

    Associated careers

    As well as improving your ability, this course also improves your career potential. It can lead to positions with greater responsibility for developing learning and teaching including senior leadership roles.

    You may also go on to study for research degrees such as an EdD or PhD.

    Course content

    Modules include
    • enhancing learning through reflective practice • innovations in learning and teaching • the English education and educare system • learning from the NQT induction year • subject pedagogic knowledge in science • introduction to mentoring • advanced mentoring • reflecting of professional learning • professional learning in the workplace • enquiring practitioner

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