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MA Programmes at the University of Sunderland

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From October 2006, the University of Sunderland will be offering a range of flexible courses for Skills for Life professionals who wish to study at Masters Level

Master of Arts Degree in Advancing Pedagogy: Adult Literacy or Adult Numeracy or Post compulsory Education and Training

From October 2006, the University of Sunderland will be offering a range of flexible courses for lecturers, tutors, managers and other education and training professionals working in Adult Literacy, Adult Numeracy and Adult and Community Education who wish to study at Masters Level.

This programme will interest those seeking to further develop their practice, those interested in broadening their knowledge of the sector and those seeking to improve their career prospects. Topics considered include: advancing literacy, numeracy and adult educational practice, creativity in literacy, numeracy and adult teaching, learning and assessment, Policy and its relationship to leadership and pedagogy, and action research in the literacy, numeracy and adult education contexts. The programme offers the chance to discuss up-to-date theory and research and to investigate how it relates to your own experience and how it could be adapted to enrich pedagogy in your organisation.

This programme offers a range opportunities including:
* A one-to-one study programme for those returning to academic
* Accelerated study options.
* Access to the most up-to-date research and theoretical analysis
and the opportunity to apply this work to your practice.
* The chance to examine current policy and its application and
explore ways to implement this to the best management and
pedagogic effect.
* A chance to step back and consider the values at the heart of
educational practice and consider how these can be utilised to
guide practice.

The programme is delivered on a part-time flexible basis. Learners may join the programme at two entry points during the year (September and January). Modules are delivered through a combination of taught group sessions and individualised one to one tutorials. The taught elements will be delivered on a number of study days throughout the year.

The cost of the programme is £630.00 per 30 credit module and £1,260.00 per 60 credit module. You can take these modules, individually, on a one off basis for CPD purposes.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Lawrence Nixon,
Telephone: 0191 515 2351. Rm 113 Forster Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD.


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