School of Education

  • Education (MA) - Full-Time


    Includes:

    • MA Education: Childhood and Youth Studies
    • MA Education: Higher Education
    • MA Education: Leadership and Management
    • MA Education: TESOL

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving MA Education students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Preparation for Enrolment 09:30 to 11:00 JHB202, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment 11:30 to 13:00 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Welcome Overview and Module Choices 12:00 to 12:45 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 12:45 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 13:00 to 14:00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Break 14:00 to 14:30 Refectory, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 14:30 to 15:00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course: Programme Advice and Option Choices 15:00 to 16:00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Social Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Saturday 6 October

    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Note: Teaching starts week commencing 24 September.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course.

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead and Course Leader Dr Roger Dalrymple
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Robert Drake
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Programme Administrator +44 (0)1865 488617

    Recommended Reading - General

    Here are some of the recommended texts - please note that they reflect different areas of interest/phases, so for you to select. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    Ball, S.J. (2013). The Education Debate. 2nd edn. Bristol: Policy Press
    Carr, D. (2002). Making Sense of Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Theory of Education and Teaching. London: Routledge
    Claxton, G. (2008). What's the Point of School? Rediscovering the Heart of Education. Oxford: Oneworld Publications
    Coffield, F. (2014). Beyond Bulimic Learning: Improving Teaching in Further Education. London: Institute of Education Press

    Recommended Reading - Childhood and Youth Studies

    Here are some of the recommended texts. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    France, A., Bottrell, D. and Armstrong, D. (2012). A Political Ecology of Youth and Crime. Basingstoke: Palgrave
    Kehily, M. J. (2013). Understanding Childhood: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach. Cambridge: Policy Press
    Moss, P. and Petrie, P. (2002). From Children’s Services to Children’s Spaces: Public Policy, Children and Childhood. London: RoutledgeFalmer
    Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. (eds.) (2010). Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-School and Primary Education Project. Abingdon: Routledge

    Recommended Reading - Leadership and Management

    Here are some of the recommended texts. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    Branson, C.M. and Gross, S.J. (eds.). (2014). Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership. London: Routledge
    Day, C. and Gurr, D. (eds.) (2013). Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the Field. London: Routledge
    Fullan, M. (2007). The New Meaning of Educational Change. 4th edn. London: Routledge

    Recommended Reading - TESOL

    Here are some of the recommended texts. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    Flowerdew, J. (2013). Discourse in English Language Education. London: Routledge
    Lightbown, P.M. and Spada, N. (2013). How Languages are Learned. 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding Second Language Acquisition. London: Hodder Education
    Spiro, J. (2013). Changing Methodologies in TESOL. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univesrity Press

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for MA Education. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is, and when to meet them, when you enrol.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Alternative Arrangement

    Ms Linet Arthur AG.15 48 8533  
    Dr Roger Dalrymple B1.30 48 8737  
    Ms Georgina Glenny A1.02 48 8570  
    Dr Rachel Payne M1.02 48 8339  
    Dr James Percival B1.11 48 8364  
    Mr Jonathan Reid F1.05 48 8486  
    Dr George Roberts D1.02 48 5677  
    Dr Paul Wickens B1.20 48 4437  
    Dr Susannah Wright A1.03 48 8909  

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.
    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.