Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge and comprehension in the discipline of education

Skills

  1. Demonstrate a proven ability to use critical inquiry and intellectual challenge to investigate, research and improve instructional effectiveness and student achievement
  2. Develop skills and attitudes toward continuous professional development and lifelong learning as well as having the ability to lead in the classroom, school and community
  3. Contribute to the enhancement of the cultural, intellectual, technological and social capital which stems from interacting with a wide range of learners

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Analyse and critically evaluate complex issues so as to develop and support conclusions which can be effectively communicated to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Role in context
  1. Formulate and apply an appropriate research methodology to address the most pressing questions affecting education with particular reference to the UAE, GCC and MENA
Self-development
  1. Present, explain and/or critique complex matters in terms of the content of the field, both verbally and in writing using academic intellectual standards

Possess qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, professional, and equivalent level:
  1. the exercise of initiative, ethical and personal responsibility
  2. decision-making and self-direction in complex and unpredictable situations

 Programme Specific Learning Outcomes

Management, Leadership and Policy (MLP) Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate detailed understanding of different theories and research on education and development, including economic, social and political development with particular application to countries of the region
  2. Demonstrate detailed understanding of major theories, approaches, debates and issues in the management of education and be able to relate them to educational contexts
  3. Critically assess and apply the different approaches to leadership and utilise them in their own context

Skills

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge and established techniques of research and enquiry to analyse issues in the management and policy area
  2. Develop general and specific skills in sector analysis and evaluation of educational processes
  3. Demonstrate advanced skills in the evaluation of educational processes
  4. Develop skills in democratic leadership, presentation, delegation, appraisal and team work and the ability to evaluate appropriate contexts for their use
  5. Critically evaluate, synthesize and analyse to manage curriculum design and innovation

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relationship between government policy and practice in education
  2. Appraise and apply management theory and practice to their own area of responsibility
Role in context
  1. Identify the nature of issues of gender, language, religion, ethics and ethnicity with regard to management and governance in education
  2. Critically assess the impact of leadership and management on students’ learning
Self-development
  1. Critically evaluate, synthesize and analyse school effectiveness and school improvement literature and apply findings to their own context
  2. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of centralisation or decentralisation in educational governance and finance

Special & Inclusive Education (SIE) Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Interpret an understanding of major theories that are related to the area of special and inclusive education
  2. Develop a critical understanding of methods of evaluation and assessment of special and inclusive curricular materials, teaching, learning and policy

Skills

  1. Critically evaluate and adapt instruction to meet the individual learner needs in inclusive settings

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Conduct and present analytical research in special and inclusive education for classroom discussion and professional audiences
Role in context
  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in developing appropriate frameworks to examine research in special and inclusive education based on their own explanations of curriculum and management foci at the UAE, regional and international levels
  2. Develop interdisciplinary/multi-agency collaboration in relation to researching special and inclusive education
Self-development
  1. Establish explicit and implicit connections of research and practice of nature, history, and philosophy of special and inclusive education

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop a critical understanding in theories and research in approaches to language teaching and dynamics of language use

Skills

  1. Assess and identify the best classroom methodology based on an understanding of research into second language acquisition

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Evaluate, analyse and select language materials for use in the classroom based on a framework of language analysis and description
  2. Identify, develop and organise syllabus content to meet a range of students’ needs
  3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of methods of evaluation and assessment of curricular materials, teaching programmes and individual student achievement
Role in context
  1. Demonstrate a broad comprehension of the wider context of language learning as part of an educational, social and political system
Self-development
  1. Formulate and apply an appropriate research methodology to address the most pressing questions affecting second language learning and education

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop advanced understanding on processes involved in the evaluation of educational software and internet based learning resources
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how different approaches to teaching and learning influence learning

Skills

  1. Demonstrate how information and communication technology in general and computers in particular can be used to support teaching and learning
  2. Critically analyse and apply information and communication technology to support teaching and learning
  3. Identify the different element of design in relation to online learning theory and contexts, resource, discussion, community and blending these to meet the learning objectives

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of the role, responsibilities and needs of the ICT co-ordinator
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the management of change with respect to ICT in education
Role in context
  1. Propose different approaches to designing learning resources, feedback and assessment and quality assurance
Self-development
  1. Act autonomously to produce an effective ICT Policy and ICT development plan

Science Education (SE) Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop and demonstrate a detailed understanding of theories and critical analysis of major philosophies and approaches to science education
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of methods of evaluation and assessment of science curricular materials, teaching, learning, and policy, including authentic and standardised techniques and international assessments, such as TIMSS

Skills

  1. Critically evaluate and adapt classroom instruction based on an understanding of research into science education
  2. Develop and demonstrate a detailed understanding in the use of critical thinking and moral reasoning, and grasp the relationship between intellectual and moral integrity, and how to assess moral reasoning in science education
  3. Develop skills in analytical research, inquiry instruction, critical thinking, and moral reasoning to be utilised in science practice, at elementary or secondary levels

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Accurately conduct and present analytical research in science education for classroom discussion and professional audience
Role in context
  1. Create a framework to appropriately examine research in science education based on their own explanations of curriculum and management foci at the UAE, regional and international levels
  2. Identify the appropriate framework to examine research in science education based on their own explanations of curriculum and management foci
  3. Examine the distinctive nature of maths, science, and technology, as well as their optimal interdisciplinary nature
Self-development
  1. Establish explicit and implicit connections of research and practice of nature, history, and philosophy of science

Psychology (PSYCH) Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop a critical understanding of theories and research in approaches to psychology and its various schools of thought

Skills

  1. Assess and identify the best applications of psychology theories based on educational needs

Aspect of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Evaluate, analyse and select psychological theories and models which can support teaching and learning
  2. Identify, develop and organise syllabus content to meet a range of students’ needs
  3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of methods of evaluation and assessment of

curricular materials, teaching programmes and individual student achievement

Role in context
  1. Demonstrate a broad comprehension of the wider relevance of psychology as part of an educational, social and political system
Self-development
  1. Formulate and apply an appropriate research methodology to address the most pressing questions affecting education

Learning and Teaching (LT) Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. Develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge, critical understanding and comprehension of current theories and approaches to learning and teaching
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, critical understanding and awareness of current research on education practice, theories of learning and pedagogical approaches
  3. Develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge and comprehension of professional and personal values and ethics
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical understanding of different ways to engage in effective professional development
  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical understanding of different approaches to research own practice

Skills

  1. Demonstrate ability to draw on a wide range of sources to inform planning and implementation of learning and teaching activities to deal with complex learning issues across a wide range of challenging contexts to optimise learner achievement
  2. Identify, modify and effectively use appropriate innovative technologies in a wide range of learning contexts to enhance students’ learning experiences
  3. Apply high level of problem-solving skills through identifying information from different sources to solve complex and abstract problems to improve student achievements
  4. Identify and integrate relevant policies on professional and ethical conduct in planning and implementing across all aspects of own professional practice
  5. Identify and use a wide range of communication tools to present, explain and/or critique complex ideas, concepts and information to a wide range of audience including teaching and learning situations, communicating with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders
  6. Identify and reflectively apply appropriate approaches to research own practice

Aspects of competency

Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Analyse and critically evaluate complex issues related to learning and teaching in the classroom and develop appropriate strategies, using information from a wide range of sources, to effectively deal with them to optimise learner achievement
Role in context
  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and comprehension of UAE heritage and values, national educational vision and appropriately integrate these in innovative ways in the planning and implementing of teaching practice
Self-development
  1. Actively engage in researching own practice through applying appropriate action research approaches in a wide range of practice contexts to inform and improve teaching practice and enhance students’ learning experience

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