In recent years, education has been transformed in unprecedented ways, especially during the COVID-19 period. With people around the world transitioning to remote learning – coupled with the proliferation of technology – educators have had to both adopt new teaching models and create new learning experiences to engage students effectively. By embarking on a postgraduate programme in Education, educators will strengthen their ability to help students realise their potential by nurturing and building their pedagogy and critical thinking skills.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should pursue a Postgraduate Programme in Education:
1. Learn new ways of teaching in the digital age
Institutions are increasingly eschewing rote learning models favouring the application of blended learning approaches, which combine online and face-to-face teaching, to provide students with a more well-rounded classroom experience. Educators are also leveraging mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones to teach, communicate and engage students. They, therefore, need to learn new teaching methodologies which will allow them to ride the waves of disruptions in the post-pandemic world.
2. Develop a deeper understanding of human behaviours and social issues
Human behaviours, social issues, and policy developments are connected to teaching and learning in many ways. Through a more in-depth understanding and analysis of how these aspects affect education, educators can better develop classroom practices and curricula that shape the desired outcomes of learning.
3. Better career prospects
Education is a valuable skill set that is sought after in every industry. For individuals looking for a switch in career, options include embarking on a teaching career in local and international schools or developing in the field of corporate education.
For current educators, the postgraduate programme enables career advancement and expand careers options. Graduates from MA programmes in Education have gone on to make their mark in coaching, counselling, training, public relations, human resources, and many other fields.
4. Lead change in education
To effect change in organisations, it is imperative to enhance competencies in leadership and talent development. Pursuing higher education in education empowers participants with the knowledge and skillsets to innovate and lead change in education.
5. Making a meaningful impact on others
Education can inspire others to learn new things, create new opportunities and achieve success beyond the classroom. If you find satisfaction in making a real difference through teaching, it would be beneficial for you to upskill by embarking on a postgraduate programme in education.
By Dr Adrian Jarvis,
Assistant Professor, Centre for Academic Partnerships and Engagement
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Master of Arts in Education (offered by the University of Nottingham)
This is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.
A hallmark of the programme is the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and the flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The overall purpose is to deepen and refine the students’ capacity for critical reflection on their practice as well as on the mental models which inform their work.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Arts in Education, please click here to visit the programme page.