Structure and content
This pathway offers teachers from early career onwards an opportunity to enhance their professional confidence and creativity through an exploration of their practice. It develops teachers’ abilities to ask critical questions of policy, research and practice through examining current developments in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. The two modules at the start of this pathway enable participants to work collaboratively to develop an active and enquiring approach to sustainable professional practice with a focus on impact on outcomes for children and young people. The first module provides an opportunity to explore what it means to be a professional educator in the current policy context through a critical examination of professionalism and the role of values in professional learning and practice. The second module provides an opportunity for teachers to critically examine educational ideas, for example: sustainability; emerging digital technologies; active learning; school based curriculum development and/or interdisciplinary learning.
The pathways in this course are directly informed by current research in the areas of Advanced Practice, Curriculum Studies, Equality and Diversity, Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, and Supporting Professional Growth.
Delivery and assessment
Candidates for the MSc degree must complete six modules.
This will be provided on enrolment for the course.
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
These modules are taught in cohorts with four days on-campus interspersed with the equivalent of four self-study days.
- Exploring Professionalism in Practice (EDUP28)
- Enquiring into Ideas (EDUP29)
- Understanding Professional Enquiry (EDUP30)
- Enquiry into Practice (EDUP32)
- Negotiating for Collaborative Professional Enquiry (EDUP330
- Leading Collaborative Professional Enquiry (EDUP34)
- Professional Enquiry into Classroom Practice (60 credit APL module) (EDUPA1)
- Professional Enquiry (30 credit APL module) (EDUPA2)