Masters of Education (MEd)/ Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Educational Leadership & School Improvement
EDU 501: Educational Theories and Practices: A critique
This course introduces the participants to key theories and concepts related to global and local education (and development). Learners engage in critical analyses of present educational practices and issues in different contexts.
EDU 502: Leading Improvements in Education: Ongoing Work in Bangladesh
Different educational models - formal, non-formal and 'popular' - will be analysed to understand how these frameworks shape various educational projects and programmes. Students will engage in policy analyses and debates around policies and programmes.
EDU 503: Creating Learning Organisations: Leadership, Planning and Management
This course enables participants to understand the process of creating a learning organisation and developing a collaborative management structure. It redefines the role of teachers, supervisors and students so that they contribute actively to create a learning organisation.
EDU 504: Research Methods 1: Reading Research and Writing Reports
Research approaches, methods, and tools - both quantitative and qualitative - will be considered, including surveying, designing incisive questionnaires, observing and interviewing. Students will also gain knowledge of literature reviews and report writing.
EDU 505: Principles of Curriculum and the Development of Learning Materials
This course provides a basic understanding of curriculum concepts, models, basic principles, and the interrelated components and steps pertinent in the material development process.
EDU 506: Leaders as Learners: Leading People in Educational Institutions
This will help participants understand school and programme management processes and develop skills to improve a work place situation. It will focus particularly on collective decision making and progress monitoring.
EDU 507: Leaders as Learners: How Children and Adults Learn
Understanding learning theories and new research about how the brain functions and shapes children and adults’ learning and growth is the key focus here. It will help participants integrate theories and research into teaching and management practices.
EDU 508: Educational Measurement and Evaluation
This course will help participants understand the process of measurement and classroom assessment, and design effective tools, including alternative assessment techniques.
EDU 509: Whole School Improvement Approach: How Can We Make It Work?
Here participants analyse the factors that contribute to the overall improvement of a school, understand the relationship between reform and school improvement, and develop plans for pedagogy, supervision, and infrastructural development. It focuses on the actions that can be taken to improve the learning and efficiency of the school.
EDU 601: Improving Outcomes in Bangladeshi Schools: A Case Study
This course is for PGD candidates and requires 10 days of placement at an active school environment instead of seminar-and-lecture based learning.
Participants undertake a systematic inquiry/observation at the school and prepare a case study, identifying good practice in school leadership and suggest improvements at the school.
EDU 602: Research Methods 2: Planning and Preparing Research
This course is for Masters candidates and aims to develop their skills of planning and preparing research. Learners learn to identify educational problems, formulate research questions, select appropriate methodology and develop a research design. This course will result in the development of a research proposal for the Masters thesis by the participants.
EDU 603: Masters Thesis
This will provide the participants with the opportunity to conduct independent research and write a dissertation. As part of the requirements for the MEd degree, the candidates will conduct research based on a research proposal and submit a written thesis.