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Full Time MEd/MA/PGD/PGC Early Years; Inclusive Education; Leadership & Management in Education; Teaching; Pra

Bradford College

Course Description

Modules Covered The PGC/PGD/MEd route gives you maximum flexibility of module choice and the named awards allow for focused professional development. You may choose to follow the PGC/PGD/MA in Leadership and Management route, study for a PGC/PGD/MA in Teaching which offers the opportunity to explore current issues in teaching, or undertake a PGC/PGD/MA in Practitioner Research where you will have opportunity to explore issues related directly to professional practice. Within all routes there is also the opportunity to explore issues of individual concern to you by undertaking an independent study module. Teaching Methods Our teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, on-line support, presentations and tutorials. Depending on the routes and modules you choose, assessment methods may include: the completion of a reflective professional development portfolio, a critical analysis of current initiatives and appropriate literature, research, presentations to small groups of fellow students and written accounts relating to the appropriate modules. Work Placement/Fieldwork There is no work placement associated with this programme but we expect you to draw upon your experience of professional practice. Course Overview Depending on the route taken, content in the first part of the course focuses on your development and an initial examination of your work context. Modules include Personal Development Planning and a choice between Contemporary Issues in Education, Work-based Learning or Theories and Principles for Enabling Learning. You will then focus on modules related to your particular Master`s qualification choosing at least two from Leadership and Management in Education, Current Developments in Primary Education, Practitioner Research, Best Practice Practitioner, Inclusive Education, Assessment for Learning, Curriculum Design for Inclusive Practice, Play, Learning and Creativity, Debates in Early childhood, ICT and E-learning, Philosophy, Education and Curriculum or Independent Study. You will also do a Research Methods module that will enable you to explore the principles of research. For those wishing to achieve a Master`s degree this module will prepare you for the final stage of writing a dissertation in a subject related to your Master`s qualification. Course Structure The awards are as follows: 60 credits - Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) 120 credits - Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) 180 credits - Masters degree. Learning Methods The courses are taught through a range of teaching and learning methods. Time will be allowed for individual discussion, peer group analysis and reflective thinking. Peer support will be encouraged and where possible use will be made of technology to assist reflection. Assessment Assessment styles are varied and, depending on the route taken, include written assignments, presentations, reflective logs, portfolios and (for the Master`s degree) a dissertation. Entry Requirements You should normally hold a good Honours degree but alternative qualifications and experience may be acceptable for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Stages, from which you can then transfer to Master`s level if you are achieving at an appropriate standard. Professional experience either as a teacher or in an educational setting is also necessary. You may be invited for an interview to discuss your application. What`s Next? These courses provide CPD opportunities for teachers and other educational professionals for whom a Master`s qualification may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts. Further academic study is also possible if you wish to progress to a Doctorate award. More Information Awarding Body: Leeds Metropolitan University Duration: One year full-time to complete the Postgraduate Diploma stage, followed by approximately six months for the dissertation (leading to an Award of Leeds Metropolitan University).

Modules Covered The PGC/PGD/MEd route gives you maximum flexibility of module choice and the named awards allow for focused professional development. You may choose to follow the PGC/PGD/MA in Leadership and Management route, study for a PGC/PGD/MA in Teaching which offers the opportunity to explore current issues in teaching, or undertake a PGC/PGD/MA in Practitioner Research where you will have...

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