Teaching and Learning

This pathway is suitable for students who have a passion for teaching and learning and working with learners in schools and settings across the full education sector.

Why study Teaching and Learning?

With guidance from our internationally-renowned academic staff, this pathway allows you to explore a wide variety of topics from across the field of Education. The flexibility of this pathway is intended to ensure that it provides the greatest professional benefit.

In pursuing this pathway students can import up to 60 Masters credits, subject to fulfilling the University eligibility requirements via the Accreditation of Prior Learning scheme.

In common with other MSc Education pathways, you will take the compulsory research methods unit – Introduction to Educational Inquiry – and write a dissertation. You will also take Contemporary Perspectives on Learning, a unit which is core to your pathway. Students can then choose the rest of their units from across the programmes offered by the School. The number of taught units will be dependent on the number of Masters credits imported.

Who is the pathway for?

This pathway is particularly well-suited to students who already hold Master's-level credits from a teaching qualification, such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and want to build on this foundation for their professional development by engaging in a tailor-made, flexible pathway that focuses on the needs of learners and educators on issues related to Teaching and Learning.

The pathway aims to:

On this pathway you will develop a deep critical appreciation of both theory and practice that is associated with effectively educating learners, considering the implications of this for the classroom/ learning space. You will explore established and new thinking in relation to how learners learn, be they children, young people or adults. The pathway will help you to consider a range of theories, models and frameworks, research findings and educational practices that shape, inform and influence the ways in which education professionals teach and how learners actually learn. Efforts will be made to consider the learning and teaching practices of those in different educational settings, e.g. primary classrooms and in Higher Education learning spaces, and at different levels, be they local, national and/or international. The pathway will critically consider the implications of the  wealth of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes/values you will acquire for previous, current and future professional practice. 

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