Students normally require a first degree.
Months of entry
This course is aimed at middle-management level leaders in schools (heads of department, key stage co-ordinators, pastoral managers).
It provides an overview of up-to-date research and educational theory to inform the process of leadership and management. It also offers opportunities for the practical application of theory in a school setting.
This course consists of three modules:
- What is a professional identity
- How is this related to practice and the disciplinary regimes which shape the activity and subjectivity of the practitioner
- Definitions of pedagogy and its role in effective teaching and learning with comparisons of different international approaches to pedagogical approaches.
- The importance of 'knowledge' in pedagogical practice
- A critical analysis of the way that theories of learning - behaviorist, cognitivist, constructivist and humanist inform pedagogical choice and practice.
- A critical analysis of a range of models of learning and their appropriateness to the FE context including experiential, inductive and problem based.
- Consideration of the theory of analogy and its place in FE teaching and learning.
- The role of technology in changing pedagogical approaches.
- The academic divide, vocational pedagogy and communities of practice and changing localities for pedagogy.
Information for international students
As this is a part time course we cannot usually consider international applications.
Fees and funding
Please visit: Oxford Brookes Finance.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator
- 01865 488617