University Of Warwick Centre for Education Studies

Introduction

The Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick was created in 2013, following the reorganisation of the Institute of Education. The Centre continues the strong record in research and teaching while developing new approaches and research areas, as it seeks to develop an international reputation for high-quality research and teaching.

Our main research themes are childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, new ICT in teaching and learning and religions and education research.

These themes will be supplemented in the future as we become a hub for cross-disciplinary research and teaching, working with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and elsewhere at the University.

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MA Childhood in Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This course is designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals working in child-related fields in health, education and social care, and to graduates seeking to working the research field of children. [+]

MA Childhood in Society "This course is designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals working in child-related fields in health, education and social care, and to graduates seeking to working the research field of children and childhood" Dr Michael Wyness, Course Leader Suitable for We welcome international and home students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. The course is attractive to new graduates, practitioners and professionals in education, children's services, child-related international organisations and voluntary sector organisations, and educational and childhood researchers. Course aims and benefits The MA Childhood in Society is interdisciplinary, addressing the UN definition of childhood in the age range 0-18 years. You will develop an awareness of key theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented studies of children (0-18 years) and childhood. You will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks in the study of children and childhood, and you will be able to demonstrate a critical engagement with debates on key childhood related themes, including children’s rights, multi-agency support for children, development and care, and the global child. You will also develop an understanding of key issues in academic and public debates in relation to children and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space, both locally and internationally. Course structure You will study two core modules (30 CATS each) intended to ground your knowledge of children and childhood, and address your understanding of research methodology. You will also take two optional 30 CATS modules, with at least one... [-]

MA Drama and Theatre Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Our course reflects current developments in education and a broad range of theatre and drama work. There is a balance between the study and practice of drama as an academic and practical subject. [+]

MA Drama and Theatre Education “Our course reflects current developments in education and a broad range of theatre and drama work. There is a balance between the study and practice of drama as an academic and practical subject in schools and colleges and the use of drama for a wide range of personal and community purposes." Professor Joe Winston Suitable for We welcome drama educators in schools, colleges and in community and educational theatre settings. The expertise of the course tutors and their links with theatre and education companies enable students to observe and engage in practical projects. Course aims and benefits The MA in Drama and Theatre Education is designed to help both full-time and part-time students develop their practical skills and theoretical knowledge as drama educators in schools and colleges and in community and educational theatre settings. The course is designed to meet the needs of both UK and international students. The course is taught by Professor Joe Winston, an internationally renowned expert in drama and theatre education. The course reflects current developments in education and a broad range of theatre and drama work. There is a balance between the study and practice of drama as an academic and practical subject in schools and colleges and the use of drama for a wide range of personal and community purposes. The course of study provides a planned and structured programme, which is sufficiently flexible to respond to the needs of students from a wide range of pedagogic and cultural... [-]

MA Drama Education and English Language Teaching (ELT)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This course is suitable for experienced teachers interested in combining both disciplines (Drama and English Language Teaching) at Master’s level. [+]

MA Drama Education and English Language Teaching (ELT) “Our course combines recent developments in drama education, second language acquisition and ELT methodology. It provides an innovative approach to teaching drama as a key way of promoting learning and language acquisition in more creative and personalised ways. There is a balance between the study and practice of drama and ELT as academic and practical subjects and you can access the facilities and staff in two excellent departments.” Dr Steve Mann, Joint Course Leader Suitable for This course is suitable for experienced teachers interested in combining both disciplines (Drama and English Language Teaching) at Master’s level. The course is particularly suitable for teachers of English as a Foreign Language who have interest in drama as a key way of promoting learning and language acquisition in a more creative and personalised way. Course aims and benefits This new Master's degree is underpinned by research into the role of drama in ELT. This research shows that Drama motivates students, creates confidence in speaking, uses language in cultural contexts with purpose and can improve teacher-student relationships. It provides a solid grounding in drama techniques and approaches and links these to current issues and research in English Language Teaching, and shows participants how to set up supportive and non-threatening Drama classes where students are active and creative. The course will enable you to develop confidence and motivation in using English in a wide variety of ways, with a range of tasks and activities that can be... [-]

MA in Educational Leadership and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Our MA in Educational Leadership and Management is uniquely designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills to lead educational organisational change and development. [+]

MA in Educational Leadership and Management "Led by a team of experts, our MA in Educational Leadership and Management is uniquely designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills to lead educational organisational change and development." Dr Robert Smith, Course Leader Suitable for The MA in Educational Leadership and Management offers a unique programme that is customised to the varying needs of students wishing to pursue leadership roles at different levels within educational organisations. Its special feature is the client-oriented focus that allows for specialised delivery based on contextual needs both across England and internationally. Its multi-pronged route enables the development of a scholarly career route as well as research informed professional practice. There is exemption from specific modules available for those holding an National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) qualification, and similar opportunities for recognising other national leadership programmes such as Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers (LPSH) and Leading from the Middle. Applicants with other M-level qualifications such as a PGCE will also earn exemptions from certain modules. Course aims and benefits At the end of the course, we anticipate that the students will have developed reflective and critical capabilities, providing them with a sound basis for their next career move, alongside the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to a variety of educational leadership challenges within their organisations. Course structure You will take three core modules and one optional one (30 CATS each) and a dissertation (60 CATS) in an area of leadership in which you are... [-]