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Education Practice and Innovation (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

The MSc in Education Practice and Innovation examines professional development, inclusivity in education with a focus on contemporary teaching and learning models for innovation. It's for teachers who want to drive change and make a difference in an inclusive way.

On this master's in educational practice, you'll learn how to respond to the teaching needs of different types of learners, to give all students an equal chance to achieve their full potential. This is a research-focused course, so you’ll be expected to assess the impact of research in education and social sciences and how it affects educational strategies and policies. You’ll learn to refine your practice based on the critical skills you’ll develop, using evidence from research to analyse different teaching and learning methods. During the course, you’ll learn about:

  • policies, educational practice and innovation within workplace learning
  • different forms of innovation in learning and teaching
  • barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation
  • major processes of training and development
  • the evaluation process and its relationship to training and development

Southampton Education School is one of the top higher education providers in the UK. There’s a strong interest in inclusivity in education at the university so you’ll not only have access to expert teaching staff but research groups like the Centre for Research in Inclusion.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Dr Ran Peleg is a Lecturer in Science Education within the Southampton Education School and a member of the MSHE (Mathematics, Science and Health Education) research group.

Ran’s work focuses on different genres aimed at enhancing science learning such as the use of theatre, drama, storytelling and games.

Ran holds a BA in Natural Sciences and an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. His PhD in science education from the Technion focused on learning science in informal (free-choice) environments, specifically museum theatre.

He has a keen interest in:

  • chemistry education
  • innovation in teaching and learning
  • theatre, drama and storytelling in science education
  • the role of narrative in learning
  • educational escape room games
  • immersive experiences in learning and teaching
  • STEM and STEAM

Related pathways

If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways:

  • MSc Education - If you’re not sure which area of education you want to specialise in, our general Education pathway gives you the chance to explore a number of different areas.
  • MSc Education Management and Leadership - you'll develop knowledge and understanding of how to lead and manage education institutions, and how to become an academic leader.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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