MSc @ Canterbury
In September 2008 MOVE Practitioner training was included as part of a module in the long running Masters Course in Special Needs, ‘Enabling Learning, Inclusion and Institutional Development’ at Canterbury Christchurch University.
This Master’s Programme is intended for people from a variety of professional, voluntary and vocational backgrounds who work to include children, young people and adults, who experience some form of difficulty in participating or engaging with the learning opportunities that are on offer. It also seeks to develop good practice and a positive ethos in education generally, institutions as a whole and other supportive or developmental services or agencies that wish to increase active participation; social, emotional and educational engagement and thus encourage lifelong learning.
The Enabling Learning, Inclusion and Institutional Development course is taught over 3 years.
- The first element is split into three modules, with each module worth 20 Credits at Masters' Level, or the stand alone accreditation of Post-Graduate Certificate.
- Module 1 is compulsory and looks at orientation onto the course. There are further courses, chosen from a suite of options in the areas of Cognition and Learning or PMLD.
- Modules 2 and 3 focus on institutional development, with specialist knowledge gained in evaluating and contributing to a whole school’s development.
- The 60 Credits provided by this course can be taken forward into years 2 (Post-Graduate Diploma / 60 Credits) and 3 (Masters Degree in Enabling Learning - combining all 120 Credits, accrued throughout the duration of the course).
The Enabling Learning, Inclusion and Institutional Development course uses the work of two charities, MOVE Europe and SENSE, to form part of the its content, focusing on both sensory impairment and physical development. The work of both charities has a wealth of evidence-based research, providing their justification to be used as content providers at Masters Level.
The MOVE Practitioner course has been incorporated as one of the options for modules 2 and / or 3. Those choosing to undertake this option will participate in a MOVE Practitioner training course and study the history and structure of the MOVE Programme, its application and implementation in schools / centres and the progress of pupils. These are topics that students are able to use for evidence-based research in their studies.
For those wishing to undertake the course, a first degree (preferably in a relevant subject) is required. For those who have diplomas in relevant subjects e.g. Social Work or Nursing, a four month access course is available to upgrade your qualifications so that the entry requirements for the course are met.
The MOVE Practitioner’s course is delivered through MOVE Centre of Excellence, St Nicholas’ School with MOVE Consultant, Stephen King leading as an associate tutor for the university. If you would be interested in taking part in the course, please contact Stephen King (01227 464 316) or John Cornwall, Programme Director for Canterbury Christchurch University (01227 782395) for further information.
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