The MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (for third level education teachers) is designed to build on the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and to encourage you to research your teaching and your students learning in more depth. Teachers will identify a research topic to pursue and will write a publishable paper for a specific teaching and learning journal in their own disciplinary field or in the broader educational field of the scholarship of teaching and learning. The focus of the Masters is on encouraging you to identify with your teaching as research, to peer review your teaching, to network with peers interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to publish in this field.
TL 6001 consists of 24 contact hours. There are a series of lunchtime sessions (six x two hours) and a series of Saturday sessions (three x four hours). The reading relates to understanding the SoTL literature through researching key teaching and learning journals .The teachers practice site is your research laboratory and extensive hours are accumulated researching practice and identifying interventions to maximise student learning. TL6002 timetables a number of presentation sessions where you, in consultation with a supervisor, develop your research project and present drafts of your research paper.