Course Description

M Ed in Education for Human Rights and Equality

The timely Masters of Education in Education for Human Rights and Equality is a two year part-time, programme providing an academic qualification for educators interested in human rights and equality offered by MIC Thurles. The programme is designed to develop participants’ knowledge and critical understanding of human rights and equality in the field of education to enable them in their professional capacity to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements to promote the upholding of human rights and equality.

The programme is delivered fully online and welcomes participants worldwide to explore human rights and engage in discussion, peer learning, research and reflexive practice in a stimulating, challenging and safe environment. The programme will use the flipped classroom model and incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning. The programme will draw from international and national practitioners to offer a unique learning opportunity and will be coordinated and taught by Dr Catherine Stapleton and colleagues at MIC, many of whom have international educational experience. Assessment is flexible and varied involving submission of written assignments, groupwork, online engagement and presentations. All is done in the knowledge of participants having busy lives and, where possible, flexibility will form part of that assessment to play to people’s strengths and work context.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationThurles, Tipperary
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration2 years part time
Course TimeOn successful completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to: Access the concept of diversity as the essence of humanity in key educational philosophies and legislation Critically analyse key issues that impact on the achievement of human rights and equality at a personal, organisational, local and global level in the field of education Interrogate the ethical, moral, and social issues related to the grounds of discrimination, namely gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Traveller/ minority community, marital, family and social status Demonstrate a critical understanding of the weight of history on human experience and that memories survive which impact on current understanding and attitudes in both positive and challenging ways Apply professional skills of communication and collaboration in a reflexive manner to affirm the uniqueness of each persons’ identity and promote human rights and equality in a variety of educational settings Develop the skills, tools, and techniques to lead change and transformation in an educational organisation and facilitate the peaceful ending of conflict, discrimination and retribution Engage in practitioner-based research and contribute to the growth of research in education for human rights and equality
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants should hold a relevant degree / Postgraduate Diploma / Professional Master at 2.2 Honours Level or higher (Level 8 - National Framework of Qualifications). In cases where the applicant does not meet normal entry requirements, the applicant can be assessed on prior learning in line with university policy and procedures on the Recognition of Prior Learning. The admission procedures will include an interview wherein the prior learning and experience of applicants in education will be assessed. It is expected that applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience in education.
Carear PathThis programme is aimed at all who have an interest in human rights and equality and particularly those working in the field of education. The flexible design makes it attractive to national and international participants.
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