Master of Teaching (MTeach)
The MTeach is structured using online tasks as well as face-to-face meetings. Participants will be expected to test their experiences and knowledge against those of their colleagues, in relation to conceptual and theoretical frameworks advanced by background reading.
STEP is subject to development, arising out of an exciting curriculum review process. A number of changes are underway to make the programme better fit the context of Ismaili religious education teachers, the needs of local ITREBs and students’ learning needs. It is important for applicants to note that the descriptions of the modules that follow are indicative and may be subject to change.
|Year 1 Core Modules|
|Year 2 Core Modules|
|Year 1 or year 2 Option Module|
Year 1 Core Modules
The module aims to enhance teachers’ understanding of pedagogical practice. It does this by using the themes of classroom interactions, learning, progression and achievement, evaluating teaching, and developing pedagogy. The module emphasises group discussion to provide participants with the opportunity to share their experiences and understanding of relevant pedagogical literature.
This module is aimed at developing participants’ understanding of their own learning, the learning of others, and the role of a teacher in maximising both. Readings and related discussions focus on the teacher, individual and wider professional contexts, teachers and students as partners in learning, and the school/college as a learning community. The concept of leadership in teaching and learning is examined, and participants review their own understanding of leadership in contemporary educational settings.
Year 2 Core Modules
The Research and Professional Practice module encourages participants to analyse and critique published research, equipping participants with skills needed to carry out their own enquiry work. The module focuses on examination of what it means to be ‘research literate’ and leads into practice-based enquiry. Participants produce a report or dissertation which focuses on teaching and learning in educational settings.
Students may opt to complete a report or dissertation at the end of this Masters. The report is a small-scale, research-based enquiry that can bring benefit to the educational settings in which the participants are working. It also provides them with an opportunity to focus on a subject area of their choosing.
Students may decide to pursue a dissertation, which allows them to conduct an enquiry in greater depth. If participants opt to write a dissertation, they do not need to complete an option module.
Year 1 or Year 2 option Module
If participants choose to write a report, they must complete the MTeach with an option module which can be selected from a wide range offered by the IOE.