There are a number of opportunities for teachers and partners to engage with further studies at any one of our partner universities. Take a look at the information below, and if you have any questions about any of the courses please contact Angela Brown in the first instance.
This course offers you the chance to engage with recent academic research to develop your critical, analytical and reflective skills. You will consider contemporary government policy, curriculum and classroom-based issues. Our SEBDA and Dyslexia modules are some of the few in the country to receive nationally recognised accreditation from SEBDA and the British Dyslexia Association.
This course is well suited to teachers working in or around Leicester who wish to develop as professionals and enhance their career prospects.
This course is designed to advance your knowledge of educational leadership, learning and change in different cultural contexts. You will develop the ability to discuss educational policy and practice in an informed manner, substantiating your argument with theoretical perspectives. This course uses a range of resources, including podcasts, audiovisuals and interactive wikis and discussions boards such that students can engage with one another across the globe.
Those currently employed as full-time teachers who do not have the time to travel will find the flexibility of this course appealing.
This course teaches you how to analyse important trends in educational policy and practice in an international context. As well as this, you will be guided on how to construct your own research using a range of approaches (surveys, case studies, action research). You will also have the chance to refine your area of interest by choosing to undertake one of four pathways:
This course is ideal for teachers with an interest in education in its broader context, especially those who would like to experience a unique opportunity to reflect upon their own practice.
This course is delivered through two modules: Developing Foundation for Action Research and Action Research Project. In Developing Foundation for Action Research you will develop an understanding of how action research can be used to approach educational research. The topics covered in this module prepare you well for the action research that you will undertake independently as part of the second module. As part of Action Research Project, you will also learn about how to select appropriate research methods and analyse data effectively.
This course focuses on contemporary issues around e-learning. Topics which you will cover include: new approaches to learning design, technology enhanced learning spaces, the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the implications of social and participatory media for learning, teaching and research. The course is delivered in two parts, Technology Enhanced Learning and Learning Design for the 21st Century, both of which encourage you to utilise appropriate pedagogies and learning technologies.
The School of Education’s short course portfolio brings together the latest research informed theory and practitioner insight to offer you an engaging and thought provoking experience. Our courses are designed from our extensive experience of delivering courses flexibly around the world. This ethos is central to the course design and is reflected in the cohort of participants, each of whom bring their own specific contribution to the discussions and debates. The courses have been designed by a team of leading practitioners and academics with the goal of encouraging you to apply the latest concepts and techniques to your organisational context in a supported environment.
The University of Derby offers a number of Masters opportunities. Please see the link below for more information.