Master in Research in Teaching and Learning of Experimental Sciences, Social Sciences and Mathematics


Program Description

Presentation and Objectives

The Official Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences has its origins in the 2006/07 academic year, when the first official Master's degrees begin to be taught in Spanish Universities, although after 10 years of experience submitted again to verification, obtaining it for the 2016/17 academic year. Its main goal is to contribute to the research training of specialists, professionals and quality researchers in the fields of Didactics of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences, which constitute the different research itineraries of the Master, although with common parts.

The student has to make 60 credits, including the final work, to obtain the Official Master's Degree, which will allow the passage to the completion of the Doctoral studies and the Doctoral Thesis. It lasts for one year, teaching between November and June, although partial enrollment can be made and 60 credits completed in more than one course.

The IEAC Master has a face-to-face character, the language in which the classes are taught is Spanish, although document readings are made in other languages (primarily English), and the resources and materials to work in the classroom can be found by subjects in the virtual campus that you will access with your user of the UHU email and the password of the same.

This is an Interuniversity Master ( Universidad de Huelva / International University of Andalusia) in the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) in the branch of Social and Legal Sciences, which aims to offer students the possibility of following a line of study and research specialized in the field of teaching and learning of Experimental, Social or Mathematical Sciences. It has its direct continuity in the doctoral program "Research in the Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences and Sports Activity" (IEACAD).

The Master is aimed at graduates from a wide range of bachelor degrees that are taught between universities, the field of Mathematics, Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Sciences ...), Humanities (History, Geography, History of Art, Humanities ...) and of the Education Sciences themselves (Teacher, Psychopedagogy, Pedagogy ...) that welcome education professionals in exercise or on the way, interested in obtaining a Master's degree and eventually in the achievement of the title of Doctor.

The main lines of work that are developed in the Master, fall within the different thematic areas of research, within the three itineraries offered, basically: Development and Professional Knowledge, Problem Solving, School Research, Environmental Education, Heritage Education and Education Emotional.

The teaching staff has a broad academic and professional background, forming a staff of recognized trajectory, characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity, from various Spanish universities ( Universidad de Huelva , Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Barcelona, University of Granada, University from Oviedo, University of the Basque Country, University of Seville) and of international origin (University of Lisbon, University of Algarve, University Paris VII, Arizona State University).

The international character of the Master is manifested, not only by the participating teachers, but also, and fundamentally, by the origin of the students who have traditionally been enrolling in this master since it began to be taught, standing out for its usual presence, together with Spanish, different nationalities such as Argentina, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Peruvian, Portuguese ..., which gives the master a further component of interculturality and training and personal wealth, beyond the purely academic.

Access Profile

For access and admission, the provisions of the Single Andalusian District will be followed and for the enrollment process, the regulations established for this purpose at the Universidad de Huelva and the International University of Andalusia will be followed.

The ideal profile of access to this Master is from the professional practice as a teacher of Infant Education, Primary Education and Secondary Education in the areas of Mathematics, Social Sciences, Biology-Geology and Physics-Chemistry. In addition, the Master is aimed at Graduates in Infant, Primary, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Environmental Sciences, History, Geography, Humanities, Art History, Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Management, although its multidisciplinary nature is compatible with any other degree degree that wishes specialization in educational research within the field of experimental, social and mathematical sciences, such as various engineering, economics, fine arts, etc. specialties.

With regard to the interests and concerns of students enrolled in this degree, a predisposition to the socio-critical sense of educational processes is considered necessary, at all levels of education, and the recognition of the role that education has for the formation of a constructive, participatory and desirable citizenship. To do this, students must assess the implication of the teaching of some basic subjects of the curriculum, such as Experimental Sciences, Social Sciences and Mathematics and, from this, aspects such as professional knowledge of teachers, the research in science teaching, environmental education and heritage education.

Therefore, it is foreseeable that this master's degree interests people with a certain vocation or, at least, a minimum degree of interest and sensitivity towards teaching. The attitude of public service, teamwork, initiative and motivation to improve the conditions of current education, are expected qualities in the possible students, and that can be enhanced with the completion of the master.

It is essential that students have an open, reflective and willing vision to reformulate their conceptions about education, in particular, and about the world, in general. In this way, the future student of this master's degree must have a concern for research processes in the educational field, open to the use of teaching and learning methodologies through the resolution of open problems, with a vision of knowledge integration from a interdisciplinary perspective.

Along with this, the design of work and proposals for activities in the master advises that students have a basic level of English, an average use of computer resources and ability to search, interpret and communicate information.

Access Requirements

The general requirements for access to official master's degrees are those established in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, according to which those who wish to be admitted must meet in one of the following situations :

  • Being in possession of a Bachelor's degree, or of an Architect, Engineer, Bachelor, Technical Architect, Diploma, Technical Engineer or Master, or other expressly declared equivalent.
  • To be in possession of a foreign university degree issued by an institution of higher education of the European Higher Education Area that authorize in the country issuing the title for access to master's degrees.
  • Being in possession of a foreign university degree, equivalent to the level of degree in Spain, but which has not been approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education and empowered in their home country to pursue postgraduate studies.

The specific requirements for admission, criteria for the evaluation of merits and selection are set out in the Regulation of Official Master's Degrees of the Universidad de Huelva , in accordance with the provisions of article 17 of RD 1393/2007 modified by RD 861/2010 , under which:

  1. The specific requirements for admission to the Masters are the responsibility of the responsible body, are applied by the Academic Committee, and have the objective of ensuring equal opportunities for access to education for sufficiently qualified students. In all cases, the elements to be considered will include the weighting of the academic records of the candidates and the accreditation, where appropriate, of a certain level in the language in which the Master is taught. The selection process can be completed with an entrance exam and with the assessment of aspects of the curriculum, for example, the merits of special relevance or significance in relation to the requested program.
  2. The Academic Committee of the Master will resolve the access requests according to the corresponding selection criteria and publish the list of admitted students before the beginning of the enrollment period. In case of disagreement with the resolution, the student may complain to the same body and submit an appeal to the Rector.

The participating universities will assess the adequacy of the degree and the academic record of the candidates (the latter will account for 60% of their total score). The Academic Committee of the Master will assess professional experience in the field of pre-school, primary and secondary education (specifically in Experimental Sciences, Social and Mathematical Sciences), as well as participation in innovation groups or educational research in the fields of experimental, social and mathematical sciences. Each of these concepts will account for 20% of the total score.

Academic and Professional Departures

The Master's Degree in Research in the Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences has access to the Official Doctoral Program in Research in the Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social, Mathematical Sciences and Physical and Sports Activity to continue research in this field.

Teams of professors and researchers focused on the analysis of school teaching and learning processes, of different educational levels and centers of interpretation of the social, cultural and natural environment (museums, natural parks, etc.)

Within the professional opportunities, the master provides specific training to work from a reflexive, critical and investigative perspective at the different regulated educational levels: Infant Education, Primary Education, Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate (in the specialties of Social Sciences, Geography and History , Biology and Geology, Physics and Chemistry and Mathematics).

Last updated Dec 2019

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