This masters degree will:
- encourage you, as an experienced practitioner, to reflect on your teaching and management of literacy, language and numeracy programmes and to experiment with and evaluate new modes of pedagogy and provision
- stimulate you to raise fundamental questions about the context for adult literacy, language and numeracy, based on up-to-date knowledge and research
- enable you to critically evaluate provision and reflect on your practice as a teacher, teacher educator, manager and/or policy-maker
- develop the skills you need to engage in small-scale research in adult literacy, language and numeracy.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- access a stimulating and supportive learning community
- gain a specialist teaching qualification in adult literacy or ESOL, which meets and goes beyond statutory requirements for teachers of literacy and ESOL in the lifelong learning sector
- explore up-to date evidence-based research and pedagogy for English and mathematics/numeracy, including functional skills, in the lifelong learning sector
- develop skills to critically evaluate policy, research and pedagogy in an international context.
Teachers, teacher educators, managers and policy-makers in the field of adult literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy.Entry requirements
A good first degree or equivalent, and experience of teaching or management in the field of adult literacy, language and numeracy. There are additional requirements if you wish to take modules leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Literacy or ESOL Teaching.Core topics
- Policy in adult literacy, language and numeracy
- Pedagogy in adult literacy, language and numeracy
- ESOL theories and frameworks
- Literacy theories and frameworks
- Learning literacy and ESOL
- Mathematics education
- Researching post-compulsory practice
- Understanding education research.
- Gender, education and development
- Language teacher development
- Learning and teaching for adults.
By coursework and a dissertation of 20,000 words or a report of 10,000 words. For some modules you will compile a teaching portfolio, including critical reflection on assessed teaching.Attendance
Mixed mode, including face-to-face evening and occasional daytime sessions and online learning.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- advanced practitioners and managers
- teacher educators
- ESOL Theories and Frameworks
- Literacy or ESOL Learning and Teaching
- Literacy Theories and Frameworks
- Literacy, ESOL And The Learner
- Policy, Research and Pedagogy in Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy: International Perspectives
- Understanding Mathematics Education
- Assessment: Issues and Practice
- Contemporary Issues In English Education
- Gender, Education and Development
- Issues and Options in Language Teacher Development
- Learning and Teaching for Adults