School of Education

  • Education (MA) - Full-Time


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary for

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

    Here is a list of the main events involving MA Education students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on ourWelcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus here.
    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September

    Welcome to the programme: meet members of the course team and other students
    Introduction to the programme and outline of the module choices
    Student support, Learning resources and Upgrade
    Confirmation of enrolment

    10:00 - 11.15
    F1.14, F Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tour 11.15 - 12.00 Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 18 September
    Overview of programme and module choices 09:30 - 10:00 F1.14, F Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to Student registration system and Moodle 10.00 - 10:50 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 11:00 - 12.00 Library Training Room, the Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Break 12:00 - 13:00 Refectory, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme advice and option choices 13:00 - 13:15 F1.14, F Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Finalise module choices in strand groups and meet Academic Advisor 13:15 - 15:00 F1.14, F Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 23 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices Harcourt Hill Campus

    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 Paul Wickens
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Gill Cross +44 (0)1865 488388

    Recommended Reading - MA Education Open Route

    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
    Bruner J. (1996) The Culture of Education, Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
    Hattie J. (2009) Visible learning: a synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement, London: Routledge.
    Jones K. (2003) Education in Britain: 1944 to the present, Oxford: Polity.
    Pring R. (2000) Philosophy of Educational Research, London: Continuum.
    Thomas G. (2009) How To Do Your Research Project, London: Sage Publications.

    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 - SEND

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

    Book Details
    Farrell, M. (2010) Debating special education, Routledge
    Squires, G. and Armstrong, D. (2012). Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs: Considering the whole child, Open University Press
    Webster, R (ed) (2019). Including Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Learning and Life: How Far Have We Come Since the Warnock Enquiry and Where Do We Go Next?, 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 University 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