During the MA Education Works! Conference, a series of posters were displayed on the Atrium balcony.
All posters displayed were the outcome of summative assessment at the end of a module, with the acception of the Children’s Places module. In this latter module, posters were created by students during the module to show how they were planning, preparing, and working towards their final summative written assessment.*denotes prize winning poster, as voted for by MA Education course lecturers.
Masterly Academic Practice
This is a core module and may only be taken as the first module in the programme. Students identifying and develop key personal and academic competencies associated with successful study at Masters Level in the context of a topic/theme of professional significance and of their own choice.
Developing Leadership Capacity
Leadership requires a very specific skill set across a wide range of areas, driven by policy, and cannot be prescribed as it is constantly required to respond to new challenges. In addition we have a need to develop new leaders in significant numbers to meet forthcoming demand.
Measuring and Evaluating Learning
Never before has education been so data driven in terms of its impact evaluation. What are we measuring? How are the benchmark standards derived and what does the data reveal? What are we missing? How does our measurement and evaluation of learning (including assessment of, for and at learning) meet the needs of the learner?
Exploration of children’s places in terms of the places they inhabit, homes, nurseries, early schooling etc. Consideration is given to how we envisage childhood today and the child’s place in society.
This is not a taught module. The student chooses an area of focus to study. They receive some support and guidance to prioritize their interests.
What our delegates said:
"Very interesting talk by Tony Clifford; I would like to learn more. Also, Val Poultney and Pete Scales offered food for thought. [I] really enjoyed viewing the students’ posters – all very unique and looked so professional. I will use these as examples of progress/impact for evaluation of the program [MA Ed – partnership]." - Michelle Preece, Learning and Development Manager, Derby College