The University of Malta announces calls for applications to join the MA degree course in Adult Education that starts this October. This will be the fourth cohort to join the course which is opened to graduates, from different faculties and in different disiciplines, in possession of a good first degree. The course is being offered by the University’s Department of Arts, Open Communities & Adult Education of the Faculty of Education.
The course will bring students face to face with academics some of whom are at the cutting edge of practice and widely published research in the field. The course is intended to prepare people as practitioners in adult education in a variety of roles, including those of course organisers and curriculum developers, educators in different adult learning settings, policy makers and researchers. The MA Education course is a three year evening course involving seminars, two placement periods and the writing of a dissertation. It therefore tackles adult education from both the academic and practical aspects. Its central pedagogical orientation is that of breaking away from the ‘magisterial mode of teaching’ and indulging in dialogical and participatory forms of collective teaching, learning and co-investigation of objects of inquiry.
Topics discussed throughout the course component include: International Issues in Adult Education; Adult Education in Malta, Socal difference issues (choice of units): Women, Gender, Disablity, Race/Ethncity/Migration, Older Adults; Prison Education; Curriculum Development; Technology Enhanced Learning among Adults; Social Media Learning; Adult Literacy & Basic Education; Adult Education for Sustainable Development; Globalisation and Lifelong Learning; Work and Adult Education; Health Education; Training Needs & Management; CPD; Working with Adults; Community Education; Virtual Adult Learning Communities; Workplace Learning; Learning & Micro-enterprises; Research Methods.
Applications can be made online on the University’s website through this link to the course finder: http://www.um.edu.mt/educ/prospectivestudents