This course is designed to meet the needs of learning and teaching professionals in adult and workplace education, and further and higher education contexts. It will provide an understanding of the theories, research and practical strategies for learning throughout life. The course focuses on facilitating your ability to develop the learning of others in different contexts by, for example, the application of new technologies to instruction, the use of strategies to support learning, and the creation of valuable and effective assessments.
Throughout this course you will be encouraged to enquire, question and critique modern conceptions of how we learn and how we can bring about learning in others. The course will include guest lecturers and a variety of participative instructional approaches. You will be expected to complete practical assignments and to build your skills as an educator. In the second year you will be expected to complete a research-based dissertation.
Who is the course for?
This course is for leaders in learning who wish to become proficient and professional educators capable of operating in a range of learning environments. It will prove particularly useful if you are a college teacher, a professional educator in workplace education, community education or if you are interested in your own lifelong learning.
Award and Progression
The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to doctoral study at level 10 on the NFQ.