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Oxford Brookes University MA International Education

I'm absolutely thrilled to be sharing this blog post with you, and with it the culmination of over four years of work. When I began my senior lecturer role at Oxford Brookes University five years ago, it was a temporary position and I did not think I would stay on longer, as juggling a university role and my work in schools can be challenging. Early on, I realised that a (very) part-time role at a university was an amazing opportunity. The courses I teach on (second language acquistion and teaching multilingual learners) keep my head in the research and make it easier to stay current, and the work that I do in schools helps me contextualise the research with and for my students. Once I realised that I needed to stay I started thinking about how I could bring these two roles into even greater alignment. Thanks to some immense support from line managers, colleagues, and eventually 'higher ups' and some great collaboration and support from Karen Taylor, Director of the Ecolint Institute of Learning and Teaching, I am delighted to announce the January 2024 launch of our NEW MA Education, International. This programme has been designed, from content to structure to start date (what teacher really wants to start an MA in September??) with the international educator in mind. Our strapline is 'By international educators, for international educators', and we mean it!

What does that mean? Here are some of the decisions we made, with you in mind:

  • January start, to allow you to settle into the new school year, part-time over 2,5 years

  • Flipped model: all lecture content will be pre-recorded, so you can access when you have time

  • Bespoke content from real people working in international schools and organisations

  • Online discussion groups and tutorials, so you can meet your fellow students and get support for your learning (at times that work for you!)

  • Core modules on the origin and development of international education and complexity in international education

  • Two pathways for optional content (teaching multilingual learners or leadership)

  • All the support that campus students get, including an academic advisor and support for academic skills, writing, and research through our excellent Centre for Academic Development

If you'd like to know more about our new programme, we have two upcoming informational webinars that you can register for, which will be recorded.

If you would like to see the programme overview, you can find it here. If you already know enough and would like to register, you can do so here.

Hope to see some of you soon!


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