Policy and Practice in Basic Skills in Education

University of Bolton
18 months
Master's degree
On campus
Bolton
English
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About this program

This Master’s course focuses on Skills for Life education, emphasising policy, practice and theoretical approaches in literacy/ESOL or numeracy/mathematics. Suitable for existing education professionals, it’s ideal if you wish to advance your career in the area of basic skills education.

At the University of Bolton we have a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ ethos. This means we aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused learning opportunities that inform best practice in education, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high quality staff.

This exciting and contemporary Master’s course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and critical thinking skills in relation to the principles and practice of learning and teaching in literacy/ESOL or numeracy/mathematics. We’ll guide you to explore a range of theoretical perspectives that relate to this area of education and look at the implications for best practice.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore and critically compare a wide variety of models of language or mathematics learning including socio-cultural, constructivist and psychological theories. The course also examines the potential barriers to learning faced by some adult learners.

Our supportive team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified offer a combination of face-to-face and online tuition. We’ll encourage you to critically reflect on and evaluate your own professional practice, and develop creative solutions for improvement.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Bolton

The University of Bolton traces its history back to the foundation in 1825, of the Bolton Mechanics' Institute, one of the first to be established in the UK. Throughout its history and in its various incarnations, this institution's primary purpose...


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