MEd in Leading Learning & Teaching University of Dundee
This MEd course is suitable for all professionals working in an educational setting, whether you work as a teacher or in a similar developmental role. You'll gain the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes, and values necessary to enhance your professional practice.
You will develop skills in reflective practice that will help you to critically engage with educational theory, research, policy, and other professional issues.
You will have opportunities to be involved in inter-professional collaboration, following interests in a specific area of education, such as international education or educational leadership.
We encourage you to bring your own experiences and areas of interest to your studies, choosing the focus of your work in each module to fit with your professional interests and responsibilities.
You will be given a framework to help you reflect critically on your professional development and your current practice, and formulate an appropriate action plan to inform your studies.
You will also conduct research in a professional field, following the stages of the academic research process from the problem or question through to the presentation of findings. You will also learn more about how education and curriculum are shaped by global influences.
This course will not provide you with a teaching qualification.
Teaching & Assessment
Our teaching approaches include:
- group-based discussions
- enquiry and action learning - collaborative research and problem solving
- collaborative group inquiry activities (including inter-professional collaboration)
- online materials and discussion boards
- optional work-based projects
We emphasise the development of self-directed learning, with support and guidance from your tutor and module leaders.
Assessment methods may include a combination of:
- reflective and critical essays
- oral presentations
- research visualisations
- research reports
These modules are an essential part of your course.
- Communicating Research in Education 1 (AG11075)
- Communicating Research in Education 2 (AG11076)
- Leadership and Organisational Development (PD50175)
- Research Methods for Professional Inquiry (PD50177)
- Reflecting Upon Practice (PD50189)
- Innovation in Education (PD50192)
- Dissertation (PD50206)
By taking this course you are able to influence your own professional learning journey and take control of your own continuous professional development.
This course has given graduates the opportunity to move into senior management positions within educational settings, as well as being able to share their expertise to enhance education provision locally, nationally and globally.