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  2. 2. PgCert/PgDip LIFELONG LEARNING in the DIGITAL AGE The Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age course forms a specialised route within the School of Education’s MEd programme which can be taken to Postgraduate Certificate. This Postgraduate Certificate will harness the latest innovations in Lifelong Learning in connection with the digital economy, given its increasing influence across different areas of society. Digital technologies are becoming a vital tool in an environment that is increasingly global, where information is the most valuable asset, and effective collaboration a strategy on which employers and the society in general are becoming more reliant. The course will focus on debates regarding the contribution of Lifelong Learning in responding to economic, social and environmental challenges and in building a knowledge society that increasingly relies on new and emergent technologies. The programme is aimed at teachers, professional educators, policy-makers and administrators working across the education, business, community and voluntary sectors. It is also suitable for those aspiring to enter these fields or who are interested in Lifelong Learning in general. Awards The programme is offered at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level. The Certificate is valued at 60 postgraduate credit points and the Diploma at 120 postgraduate credit points on the University of Strathclyde Awards framework, which is compatible with the SCQ framework. Attendance and Delivery The course is offered on a part-time basis over two years, with the following flexible delivery options: sequence of classes face-to-face blended learning and online learning evening and weekend classes Course Structure The course is delivered by a team of experts from the School of Education and the Centre of Lifelong Learning who have both teaching and research experience in the areas of Lifelong Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning. Students will undertake any three 20-credit classes in Lifelong Learning in order to complete the Postgraduate Certificate, and six 20-credit classes in Lifelong Learning, or five 20-credit classes in Lifelong Learning and one 20-credit optional class from the MEd programme in order to complete the Postgraduate Diploma. Modules Education & Lifelong Learning: International Perspectives – will provide an introduction to adult education and lifelong learning and the theoretical and policy debates at national and international level. The
  3. 3. class will have a European focus, looking at policies and practices and how they have developed in the international arena. Participants will investigate area of their interest and link this to life and work contexts. Innovations in Lifelong Learning – examines the role and importance of community learning and its role and importance in local and regional development. Issues to be examined will include access to education, the role of community learning in development, gender, ethnicity and adult literacy. A particular emphasis will be placed on technology and the developing role it plays in widening access to learning and developing communities. related to the demands of our changing society and the challenges posed by technological advances, such as the social web. Curriculum Innovation with Technology: Designing for Context – provides students with the main theoretical principles underpinning learning design with technology.The class will focus on concepts such as responsive and flexible curriculum design, authentic learning and authentic assessment, new forms of accreditation and the combination of neuroscience and Technology Enhanced Learning. The above classes can also be taken as optional classes within the MEd degree. Technology Enhanced Learning – Theory and Practice – is designed to provide students with the main theoretical principles underpinning practice in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning, providing hands-on experience with the latest relevant technologies and associated skills. Assessment Coursework assignments include a wide range of activities such as essays, reflective portfolios, presentations. Online Communities and Networks for Lifelong Learning – introduces the participatory culture of the web and the potential it presents in cultivating learning networks, learning in communities of interest and practice and in pursuing lifelong learning opportunities suitable to harness the needs of the digital economy. Start Date Applicants may begin their studies at various points in the year. Digital Literacies: Living, Working and Learning in the Network Society – aims to enhance learners’ digital literacies by engaging them critically and in a practical way with contemporary topics and practices Course Duration Flexible – students can take up to three modules per year.
  4. 4. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES Fees Please contact us for up-to-date information on current fee levels. Studying in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS) you will be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age – and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges. How to Apply Apply online via the Faculty postgraduate course list: Our research and knowledge exchange activities have an impact on social, public and business policy, on health, and in educational and legal practice. We reflect on the histories and literatures which help us understand the cultural world; we explore language from psychological, therapeutic, pedagogical and literary perspectives; and we produce creative outputs which are themselves a form of research leading to knowledge exchange. The HaSS Graduate School is one of the leading centres of postgraduate research in the UK. Our Researcher Development Programme ensures that postgraduate students have the skills to be effective researchers, equipped for successful careers in academic or professional spheres. With one of Scotland’s top law schools, and as Scotland’s largest provider of teacher education, the Faculty also has significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at local, national and global levels. In addition the Faculty is a leading provider of continuing professional development programmes. Contacts Dr Cristina Costa, Course Leader t: +44 (0)141 548 4706 e: Courses Support Team t: +44 (0)141 444 8100 e the place of useful learning University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Information current at December 2013. Please consult the University website for the most up-to-date information. The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC015263