For all those who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. To enable professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. Students will be made aware of significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.
This programme forms part of our department's successful modular MA programme which has been running for over a decade. An interdisciplinary programme, it draws on various disciplines to provide a critical perspective on contemporary education management. However, the programme also has a strong problem solving perspective, which situates education management in schools, colleges and universities within the current political, social and educational context, seeking to develop evaluation and decision making skills within practical educational situations.
The exploration of scenarios which embody management problems are an important aspect of the learning process. It also provides a critical guide to education management literature and gives students the skills to engage with it in a critical and analytical way. It draws on policy, sociology, political science, economics, history and contemporary policy making which acknowledges the 'problem-solving' appeal of educational management but also aims to critically examine its claims and premises. It offers the opportunity to reflect on current management practice in schools, colleges and universities and contextualises current education management issues in relation to historical economic and political factors.
Dr Gerard Lum
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two to four years PT.
Most modules are taught at the Waterloo Campus.
Year of entry 2013