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 Master's 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.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
Identify and apply principles of a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the college classroom
Critically evaluate your teaching in the light of your students' learning
design a research project around a teaching and learning issue
apply appropriate research methodologies to harness data about student learning
research a teaching and learning issue to a professional standard, equivalent to that of a publishable paper/article
communicate effectively with other scholars in the field of teaching and learning
peer review your teaching within a SoTL community
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Course may be taken over a minimum of 1 academic year or a maximum of 2 academic years from the date of first registration for the programme.
Why Choose This Course
UCC runs the most successful accredited course for teaching and learning in higher education in the country. Since 2006, 300 staff from UCC and other institutions have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate, 150 have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma, while 50 have achieved a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Graduates of the course have strengthened and extended their research profiles and used the research to benefit student learning as well as to achieve teaching awards and scholarships nationally and internationally.