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.
Applications for 2022 entry to this course are now closed to all applicants. View our postgraduate courses.
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.
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.
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
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.
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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Changes due to COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.
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