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Available courses

EDU 7408: Expert to Educator

As the first module of the programme, this module introduces you to some of the key concepts which are fundamental to setting the pathway of unlocking your potential to become a future-ready educator of the 21st century. With an intentional shift towards concept-based teaching and learning through your discipline/specialist subject area, this module leads you to examine yourself through the lenses of observation and reflection to critically analyse learning both of your learners and yourself. It opens the doors to your learning trajectory through the course of professional development on this programme with an emphasis on practical experience in the classroom, academic reading and writing, as well as critical enquiry. On completing this module you will observe that you have begun thinking about learning in critical, reflective, cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary ways.

Learning Outcomes

1.     Demonstrate critical insight into the selected concept

2.     Develop criticality by drawing on appropriate reading and research

3.     Demonstrate your ability to reflect on your experiences on your journey from expert to educator

4.     Demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively through appropriate use of media


Credits : 20

You are required to submit a written assignment addressing the above mentioned Learning Outcomes. 


M.A.Ed Course Phase - I

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Credits-60

RPL route to M.A.Ed. is for Working teachers. This RPL qualification respects the rich experience you bring as an educator. 

M.A.Ed Course Phase - II

Reflecting in Professional Contexts &  Research Proposal

This phase is based on action research and learning from Reflections and prepares learners for the Research Proposal for Phase 3

M.A.Ed Course Phase - III

Masters Research Project- 60 Credits

Phase 3 of M.A.Ed. start with real research with teachers of similar contexts. This project is based on the research proposal made in Module-5 in Phase-2

Module 1: Exploring learning and teaching

Module 1 Exploring learning and teaching comprises of three units.

Unit 1 - Understanding principles of learning and teaching

Unit 2 - Teaching an effective lesson

Unit 3 - Facilitating active learning through effective teaching and assessment

Module 3 - Learning Design through Inquiry Based Learning and STEM

Course 3: Learning design through inquiry-based learning and STEM 

The course teaches the participants through inquiry-based learning how to teach STEM 

subjects to early learners, and how to teach children of different ages and different learning 

levels in the same classroom. The child's relationship with nature is strengthened and children’s 

observations of their environment are supported through multi-literacy and STEM. The course 

introduces the inquiry-based learning approach and practical tools through lesson planning, 

teaching and assessing, for example, in programming education, the focus is placed on the 

development of the child’s technological skills, thinking and techniques to teach STEM. 


Theoretical aims 

✓ Develop knowledge of pedagogical practices of inquiry-based learning 

✓ Can plan and implement STEM learning activities in ECE 

✓ Apply theoretical knowledge of STEM education to practice 


Practical aims 

✓ Become aware of the importance of inquiry-based learning and practices in planning learning activities 

✓ Recognise child-initiated STEM activities and support required for young learners.


Module 2 - Playful Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education

In this module, the focus and aim is on playful pedagogy. The course explores the historical and theoretical starting points and basic concepts of early childhood pedagogy, including the different levels of the curricula and pedagogical approaches. Learners will gain knowledge and professional skills to design, implement, observe, document, and evaluate classroom activities and to plan assignments for high-quality learning in early childhood education. The special focus is on supporting children’s self-initiated learning through playful pedagogy. You will become familiar with the curricula and learn to develop, implement and assess pedagogical plans by building on your professional identity as an early childhood education pedagogue. 


Play is examined as a cultural, developmental and pedagogical phenomenon. You will become acquainted with different theories and playful environments, as well as narrative learning and the observation, planning and guidance of the play. You will learn how to use play in different contexts of education and support children’s learning in playful ways. This module will include a practising period. 


Learning Goals:

  • Recognise the pedagogical frames of national and local ECE services 

  • Builds personal professional practices based on pedagogical models  

  • Understands the nature of play in early learning 

  • Learns methods for observing learning in play-based activities in class 

  • Support learning through playful teaching methods 

  • Get tools for supporting and planning playful activities based on the curriculum 


Learning Objectives for Practice: 

  • Concept of pedagogy as a teaching method and the professional competence of teachers in ECE  

  • Develop and plan personal and professional-pedagogical skills 

  • Develop a professional curricular understanding  

  • Familiarize yourself with play and playful learning 

  • Get tools to use playful practices in class 

  • Explore and practice playful pedagogy 

  • Design a playful learning environment for local premises 

  • Learn methods for observing learning in play-based activities in class 


Foundation Course

The future of early childhood begins with empowering educators with new age thinking and capacitating them to 'teach the child and not the subject alone'. Towards this professional growth, every educator needs to first build foundational knowledge and skills that enable a clear understanding of social and emotional framework for the wellbeing of a young child.