Fully Funded Master’s Level Study at the University of Stirling

Fully Funded Master’s Level Study at the University of Stirling: Promoting Equity – Recruiting Now

Promoting equity and acknowledging difference have long been significant educational aims but are currently at the forefront of the Scottish Government’s education policy agenda. Perhaps now more than ever, educators in Scotland need to develop critical understanding of what equity in education actually means, how it can be promoted and for what purposes.

The University of Stirling is delighted to offer 10 fully funded* places on a two-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma exploring equity in education, its theory, principles and practices. Our work with students on this diploma will be part of a new research project linked to the Scottish Government’s Attainment Challenge – you could be part of what shapes education thinking around current challenges facing contemporary education in Scotland.

The Promoting Equity pathway is designed to equip teachers with critical thinking and practices that foster innovative pedagogy and provide an opportunity to undertake professional enquiry in a relevant area.

This pathway is relevant for all teachers (across subjects and sectors) but will be of particular interest to teachers of RME/RMPS, and/or who work with pupils facing significant socio-economic contexts.

The Postgraduate Diploma comprises the following taught modules:

Year 1 Engaging Critically with Professional Practices

Promoting Equity: Theory, Principles and Critique

Year 2 Examining Professional Practices: Work-based Learning

Promoting Equity: In Educationa lPpractice

The modules are delivered face-to-face and online. Face-to-face seminars take place on Saturdays, 9.00am -3.30pm at the University of Stirling campus.

As this new Postgraduate Diploma constitutes a formal Promoting Equity pathway in the MSc in Professional Education and Leadership programme you will have an opportunity to undertake a full Masters programme through successful completion of year three of the MSc Professional Education and Leadership programme.

For further information and an application form contact: Dr John I’Anson (ji1@stir.ac.uk) 01786-467632

We are recruiting now for Autumn semester 2018 (Induction in June 2018 – date tbc). Applicants must be currently employed in a permanent post with access to a suitable educational workplace setting. Prior to submitting your application, please discuss your intentions with your Headteacher.

Closing date for applications: 8th June 2018.

* Note: it is a funding condition that participating students consent to being part of the overarching research project.