The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education.
The course will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of current issues and debates about pedagogy and learning within and beyond specific subjects, key educational trends and policies in the UK and globally, and educational research.
Distinctive features of the course are its international dimension - in terms of perspectives and student recruitment - and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research in education.
The programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training.
Degree Subject: Social Science
Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent
Special Entry Requirements: Relevant teaching experience desirable
to be a capacity-building programme that offers exposure to a range of experiences and ideas about teacher training and educational systems.
to develop knowledge and understanding of international literature and the research base relevant to: teacher development, teacher education, curriculum development, educational reform, issues of educational policy and implementation.
to offer teacher trainers access to a range of alternative methods, ideas and experiences in aspects of teacher training and educational systems.
to develop subject knowledge within a context of models of teaching, learning and pedagogical practices.
to enable teachers to extract examples of best practice which they will be able to use to inform the development of local needs within their own particular contexts.
to develop understanding and experience of a range of research methodologies, techniques and skills, so that research processes and products are seen as integral to notions of professional development.
to develop analytical and critically reflective skills.
Compulsory Study (160 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 160 credits:
AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS AND IDEAS IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
ASSESSMENT: PRINCIPLES, ISSUES AND PRACTICE
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS
PEDAGOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
ADULT LITERACY AND LIFELONG LEARNING: POLICY PERSPECTIVES
BASIC ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY: LOOKING AT LEARNING AND TEACHING APPROACHES
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
KEY STUDIES INTO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS ACROSS EDUCATIONAL LEVELS
KEY THEORIES IN RESEARCH INTO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS
LITERACY, DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPTS
THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS
Our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. A high proportion of our Masters graduates occupy senior posts in schools, universities and ministries all over the world.
The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School´s Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to pursue their chosen career path and develop their employability skills.
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