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Newman is a major provider of education and training for the early years workforce in the region, and is now offering an MA in Early Years. This part-time postgraduate course has been specifically designed for early years professionals, and those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding in the field of early childhood. The course will be of interest to experienced practitioners and managers working across the public, voluntary and private sectors. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to examine policy, research and practice in early childhood education, provision and care. It will enable you to research specific topics and themes directly relevant to your work. You will be encouraged to develop your higher-level skills including critical analysis, research, evaluation of policy and practice, management and organisation, working with others and strategic thinking. It will encourage groups of professionals to study together to promote multi-agency working whilst enhancing learning and teaching experiences. The programme offers high quality professional development delivered by a range of experienced tutors, group and individual support and the opportunity to work with professionals from diverse settingsorganisations. There are opportunities for individuals and groups to undertake work-focused research. Module Information The MA in Early Years has a range of modules that have been developed to encompass the main areas of contemporary early childhood provision, care and education. To complete the programme you will select two optional modules, listed below: Optional Modules ? Critical Research in Early Years - Exploring the Literature ? Safeguarding Children - An Exploration of Policy and Practice ? Managing Change in the Early Years ? Working Together for Children and Families ? Action Research in the Early Years ? Safeguarding Children - Multi-agency Working ? Global Perspectives of Childhood ? Developing the Early Years Professional. Attendance The MA in Early Years has been specifically designed to be combined with work. Students normally take one module per semester. The programme is delivered through approximately 30 hours of contact time per module, normally lasting 8 weeks. The sessions will be taught during late afternoon, evening and some weekend sessions. Assessment Teaching and learning will integrate a range of strategies including lectures, workshops, seminars, directed activities, group and individual tutorials, discussion and debate, and the integration of e-learning. Assessment includes essays, evaluative reports, individual and group presentations, case studies, research reports and a dissertation. These strategies are also designed to enable the development of key transferable skills in the workplace. There are no examinations. Special Features This course builds on Newman?s highly successful portfolio of early childhood courses at undergraduate level. These have been developed in partnership with employers to reflect the specific needs of professionals involved in the provision, care, education, policy and practice for early years children and their families. It will provide you with engagement in applied research and a higher degree qualification that focuses on a rapidly developing agenda for early childhood.

Newman is a major provider of education and training for the early years workforce in the region, and is now offering an MA in Early Years. This part-time postgraduate course has been specifically designed for early years professionals, and those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding in the field of early childhood. The course will be of interest to experienced practitioners and...

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