Part-time Day - specific areas
The Master in Teaching & Learning (MTL) represents a Level 7 (MQF) qualification, graduates of which will be eligible to apply for a warrant to join the teaching profession. The MTL is a two-year full-time course, which will enable graduates to teach at Primary and Secondary level, according to the area of specialisation chosen.
The areas covered by the course include Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Context Knowledge and Educational Research and Inquiry. These areas, offered by the Faculty of Education, will be intrinsically related to Field Placement in schools during which students will be mentored and assessed. Furthermore, the wider educational context will be included in the programme through Educational Themes and Creative Positive Learning Environments.
The MTL aims to prepare teachers who can deal professionally with their learners’ needs within a changing local education system, as well as in light of developments within the international context.
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Heads of Department
This MA course will prepare participants to act as educators in museums and other heritage sites. They will be exposed to ideas and trained to work with a variety of visitors to museums including school children, youth and adults. They will be exposed to such areas as research methods with regard to heritage, pedagogical theories and practice (especially through a placement), elements of educational thought, working on heritage and museum education projects with target groups, the idea of heritage and museum narratives as contested terrains, the cultural politics of museums and museum education, different types of museums.
The MA in Vocational Education is targeted for qualified teachers seeking to upgrade their qualifications in vocational education, or those interested in migrating to careers within vocational. The course equips teachers with the knowledge and training in vocational teaching, work-based learning and applied subjects required to meet the demands of the teaching profession within a changing local education system, also considering the developments within the international context. Furthermore, the course offers further specialisation in the existing vocational subjects and new ones to be offered in schools. The course will be delivered through a combination of theoretical lectures, practical workshops, seminars and several industry-based study visits intended to expose teachers to the various aspects of vocational education and training. Teachers who follow this programme will acquire the theoretical foundations of vocational pedagogy and assessment and gain advanced practical skills and applied competences required for the professional delivery of vocational education within secondary education. In the first year, teachers opt for one of four areas of specialisation: Textiles and Fashion, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, or Engineering Technology. Study-units in each area of specialisation are related to pedagogy and skill. During the first and second year, there are core and compulsory study-units in pedagogy and assessment related to vocational education and teaching, and two industry field placements related to vocational education. As from the second year, teachers will choose either a study-unit related to the research component in preparation for a dissertation or one that is related to a group applied task. The third and final year is intended to focus on the research component - the dissertation.
(Part-time evening) 2 semesters
The Postgraduate Certificate course in the Teaching of Ethics in Schools provides an overview of different ethical theories and the developmental stages of moral development, as well as the main theories of curriculum development. The course explores some issues such as the political and ethical complexities of pedagogical relations in the ethics class, and the relationship between morality and spirituality. It also delves into the methodologies for the teaching of Ethics in schools and the best methods for assessing the knowledge, skills and dispositions related to the subject.
The course includes a short teaching practicum, during which students are expected to demonstrate the skills acquired during the course.
The course extends over a period of one year of part-time studies. Lectures are held in the evening, normally spread over two days a week, except for the practicum, which may be held at the students’ place of work during school hours.
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The Faculty of Education is proposing the implementation of school-based mentoring during next scholastic year (2020 - 2021). The aim is for a number of Teacher Mentors to support and follow student-teachers during their field placement in schools during their Master in Teaching and Learning course.
These Teacher Mentors will provide an ongoing, well-informed and reassuring presence in the student-teachers’ professional life during their field placement and Block Practicum so as to create the space for professional interactions, as and when required, that would help safeguard the interests of the students in class and contribute to the professional development of prospective teachers. An ongoing dialogue between the Teacher Mentor and the student-teacher / s will help ensure the development of a community of practice and initiate student-teachers in their journey of becoming reflective practitioners.