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East Riding College: Education

Institution East Riding College
Department Education and Professional Development
Study type Taught


Want to take your professional development to the next level? Critically explore and apply concepts in education?

This course is designed for those who are already in practice in an educational setting. This may be as a teaching practitioner, programme leader, manager or in a more organisational role, including voluntary roles. It is intended to support professional and personal development and prepare graduates for new roles with greater responsibility, or support them in new teaching areas (such as HE), or lead to improved teaching and learning skills and thus have an impact on their own learners.

The course is based on principles of reflective practice, critical analysis and contextualised research, and is designed to develop deeper cognitive skills which will enhance professional practice at individual and organisational levels within any education sector.

In order to do this, the course will integrate theory and practice and apply learning to inform professional development. Students will employ autonomous and independent learning strategies to engage in critical reflection and ethical and sensitive research.

The programme is built on the following key ideas: Deepening understanding of the synergy between educational policy and practice and how outside influences affect practice in educational settings. This understanding will allow graduates to make informed decisions about curriculum and planning. Current developments in pedagogy, including the use of emerging technology, will be evaluated and their effectiveness in learning will be analysed and reviewed. Developing skills of reflexive criticality and strategic thinking which could be applied in management roles or by those with other responsibilities. Through engaging in new ideas, graduates in the programme will become active thinkers and doers whose work has an impact on the educational experience of learners. Acquiring understanding of themselves as learners through deeper and embedded development of praxis in their specialist area, with the key aim of having an impact on teaching and learning. This metacognition will support graduates’ development as professionals from competence towards expertise.

It will develop skills of research, analysis and evaluation aimed at improved practice, leadership and innovation. Students will gain confidence through projects and assessment and have the chance to apply this in their current role, and use this to advance their personal and professional careers. They will participate in research using a range of relevant methodologies applicable to their own context in order to produce a coherent study on a current issue and to implement change. They will recognise both professional and research ethics and plan to accommodate these in their studies and practice.

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Master of Education - MEd

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