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Watch introductory videos to modules available on your Master's in education at King's

Dr Melissa Glackin and Dr Richard Brock, from the School of Education, Communication & Society, lead the modules of Environment, Sustainability and the Role of Education, and Quantitative Methods in the Context of Education Research (respectively). What will students learn on these modules, what is exciting about these, how will the modules help them in their future careers? These are just some of the questions answered by Melissa and Richard in the videos below.

These two modules are available to students completing the following Masters’:
• MA Education.
• MA Education Management.
• MA Education, Policy, and Society.
• MA Education in Arts and Cultural Settings.
• MA STEM Education.
• MA International Child Rights and Development.

Environment, Sustainability and the Role of Education (7SSES005) module

How do we understand the environment today, and where has this vision come from? On this module, students learn about the important role of education in responding to the multiple crises that the world is currently facing.

They explore how education can be an enabler for positive behaviour change across both citizens and societies, including by looking at activism and its multiple forms. Students also reflect on their responsibility in responding to the environmental crisis, gaining a deeper understanding of the complexity of actions needed across the educational field.

Completing the module is already a form of activism, in that thinking, and writing, and talking about the climate crisis and the environmental crisis that we are all facing, and educating ourselves, is actually being proactive.– Dr Melissa Glackin, Director of the MA STEM Education programme, School of Education, Communication & Society, King's College London

Quantitative Methods in the Context of Education Research (7SSES009) module

Assessing student learning often involves quantifying behaviours, for example exam scores, attitudes and league tables. This module trains students to develop their quantitative skills both to produce their own analyses and also to be able to critically examine the conclusions reached by other researchers.

Students learn using real datasets, including the Department for Education’s and the international PISA data, so that the activities in the sessions are genuine analyses. Students will learn to use the R software package to carry out the analyses and produce data visualisations, a skill that will be useful in careers beyond educational research.

Data can tell powerful stories about the educational system, so developing quantitative skills can be useful to all researchers – not just quantitative researchers but also people who tend to usually prefer qualitative skills. This module helps students to be critical consumers of quantitative data and to make their own analysis.– Dr Richard Brock, Lecturer in Science Education, School of Education, Communication & Society, King's College London

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Melissa Glackin

Melissa Glackin

Reader in Science & Environmental Education

Richard Brock

Richard Brock

Senior Lecturer in Science Education

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