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Education Studies International Education and Global Citizenship

Bath Spa University

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INTRODUCTION Our full-time Master?s in Education provides an opportunity to study educational issues in depth and the programme will cover policy, practice and education theory within an international context. Education is much more than the study of teaching. It is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Both the Education Studies and International Education and Global Citizenship awards form part of the Professional Master?s Programme within the School of Education and offer a mixture of theory and practice with professional development within a global and international context. Students come from a wide range of countries - from Cyprus, the Gambia, the United States, Germany, Indonesia, China, Japan, and so on, as well as the United Kingdom. They also come from many backgrounds. Some have educational studies as a first degree while others have been marine biologists, musicians or experts in fibre optics. We welcome this diversity. All come, however, with a good first degree and a thirst to know more about education: ? What is the nature of learning and teaching in different countries and cultures? ? What is the relationship between education and the economy? ? How is education changing as it enters the market place? ? How are education systems managed? ? Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching? ? How far do governments control education? ? How far should they go? ? What is the role of professional educators? ? What will be the role of schools and universities in the future? ? What is the future for education in the knowledge economy? ? Is education becoming an ?instrument? of capitalism? COMPULSORY MODULES There are four compulsory modules and a dissertation: ? Research and the Professional Part 1 will improve your awareness of how to do educational research, covering topics from e-Literacy and the application of research library skills, through to epistemological and ontological questions that underpin research. The module will help you find the direction you wish to take with your own dissertation and give you time to examine and question research undertaken by fellow students. ? Research and the Professional Part 2 (Research Project Preparation) further develops your understanding of research and of your ability to engage critically with theoretical texts. Flexible learning themes are used in contact sessions, but mostly freestanding materials are used to structure the communication between you and your specialist tutor and produce clarity and enthusiasm for your main area of enquiry through a negotiated project action plan. ? Education, Politics and Society explores how education can be understood in a complex and changing world where education is a significant factor in economic growth and competition. You will learn to question how governments attempt to control education processes and outcomes and examine the impact of recent policy initiatives. ? Learning and Knowledge Technology concentrates on linking pedagogical theory with ICT tools and applications across the curriculum. It examines how technological tools can be integrated into teaching and learning in all educational sectors. OPTIONAL MODULES You also take two additional optional modules that allow for further in-depth study. There is also other modules from the part-time programme that may be relevant to your intended career. ? International Education and Globalisation looks at education within a global context and deals with issues like ?antiglobalisation? ?terrorism? and ?cultural resistance?. It examines the nature of the entrepreneurial university, the idea of the ?knowledge economy?, and the way governments have systematically used the curriculum for nation building. ? Global Citizenship reflects a concern in the twenty-first century for a curriculum that is increasingly expected to be responsive to a range of social and political needs, e.g. citizenship

INTRODUCTION Our full-time Master?s in Education provides an opportunity to study educational issues in depth and the programme will cover policy, practice and education theory within an international context. Education is much more than the study of teaching. It is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Both...

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