Turn your PGCE or PGCert into an MA in Creative Education


The world needs you.

The system we live in is in desperate need of new ideas. Education should be a way for people to drive positive changes by finding new and creative ways to make a difference.

But all too often, teaching follows the ‘banking’ model in which students become passive consumers of knowledge. Every day there are thousands of missed opportunities to inspire the next generation to take control of their destiny and have a positive impact on the world.

If you’ve made it to this page, you’re interested in driving change. UCA’s MA in Creative Education is for those with teaching experience who want to take their teaching to the next level. It’s a 120-credit ‘top-up’ and builds on what you have learned in your PGCE or PGCert.

What does it cover?

The first unit explores the big issues in creative education. We investigate the difference between teaching creatively and teaching for creativity, and explroe international approaches to creative education. You’ll learn how to apply theories of creativity, inclusivity and learning to your professional work, and will consider creative uses of digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Through your work, you’ll identify and connect with researchers in your specific areas of interest.

Units 2 and 3 provide opportunities for you to undertake research into your educational work. During these units, you learn how to use a range of research methodologies that enable you to investigate aspects of your professional practice that interest you. The course introduces you to research methods so that you can make research-informed improvements to your professional world.

The final unit enables you to connect your research with relevant communities and evaluate how it has made a difference. You’ll produce research outputs such as journal articles, videos, blog posts, conference presentations, kickstarter campaings, and other artefacts relevant to your professional communities.

How do you learn?

The course begins in January 2019 and is delivered online, with the exception of a week-long residential in June 2019. The weekly time commitment for the MA is approximately 17 hours per week, and a typical week looks something like this:

How do you apply?

To find out more, contact the course leader Tony Reeves for a conversation.

Strive for better. Make a difference. If you want to change the world through creative education, we want to work with you.


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