The Master in Education Studies (Early Childhood Education) offers a distinctive learning experience based on developing in the participants a deep theoretical understanding and critical awareness of key issues in early childhood education, particularly with regard to the importance of an active, play-based learning environment.
Who is the course for?
The course is open to primary teachers, early childhood practitioners and those working with young children in the area of advocacy.
What will I study?
Participants on this Masters course will be encouraged to think critically and to reflect on their practice. They will examine the research surrounding play, language and other areas of the child's learning and will share their ideas and develop shared understandings with other students through online forums. They will explore various early childhood thinkers and critically evaluate them. They will initiate a research project on the area of play. There will be an opportunity to work on group assignments and make oral and written presentations. Learning will be facilitated in face-to-face and online settings. With this approach, it is hoped that the course will produce the highly qualified, highly skilled, reflective and critical practitioners who are needed to implement effective practice.
Early Exit Award
Upon successful completion of year 1, students have the opportunity to exit this course with a Postgraduate Diploma (Early Childhood Education).