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Leading Educational Change and Improvement (PGA)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Credits

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 months

Course summary

Develop your understanding of leading educational change and improvement on this short course. Warwick's Centre for Education Studies offers this PGA as a bridge to further education, you will develop an understanding of education change through research and practical perspectives.

Course Overview

This short course will allow you to develop an understanding of educational change and improvement from a research and practical perspective, and look at how that can impact teaching and learning outcomes. Suitable for teachers, researchers and administrators, you will be comparing evaluating and critiquing international reform efforts and developing knowledge about the dynamics of leading improvement as a strategy for change.

Teaching and Assessment

Depending on which module you select, the course is either delivered entirely online, through a dedicated distance learning portal or face to face with weekly lectures. For the online variant, you will use a mixture of online text extracts and journals, and will undertake regular tasks alongside their end of module assignments. Support will be given via email with your subject tutor. Alternatively the course will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations and case studies. The assessment on this course consists of n essay and an portfolio.

Skills from this degree

  • Understand competing paradigms and methodologies in educational research
  • Ability to examine the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Identify theoretical and methodological grounds on which education research is based
  • Analyse the relationship between research questions, method and methodology
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of educational research from different perspectives and methodologies
  • Gain familiarity with different research practices and conduct ‘micro’ studies in the practice of educational research

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

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University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    3rd

    1

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