Máster en Educación en Literatura Infantil y Juvenil y Alfabetización - MEd
El Máster en Educación en Literatura infantil y juvenil y alfabetización es el único programa en Escocia dedicado a la literatura para niños y jóvenes como recurso pedagógico y también como campo de estudio académico.
- You will develop a specialisation that is highly valued in professions such as education, library services and children’s media.
- You can balance your study commitments with a full-time role, and tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit for your work.
- The programme takes into account new developments in the production of texts for children using multimodal forms and digital technologies.
- The programme gives you the opportunity to take a literary and critical stance to well-loved texts, as well as to contemporary authors whose texts push the boundaries of children’s literature. You will also discuss recent theories of language and literacy development and consider how they can be supported by traditional and multimodal texts for children.
- MEd: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
You will take five core courses, one optional course and produce a dissertation based on a specialised topic.
- Reframing language, literature and literacies for 21st century life
- Texts for children: from the printing press to virtual reality
- Introduction to educational and social research
- Modern educational thought
- Children's literature and literacies: critical enquiry
- Professional enquiry.
- Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language
- Texts for children: visual and multimodal
- Further options may be drawn from courses offered on the MEd in Educational Studies.
The MEd is an excellent source of professional development if you’re already working in education, library services and children’s media, or are looking to move into these areas.
It also provides a excellent foundation for an academic career or further study within English and Scottish literature and other fields with a focus on children’s literature and literacies.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
Dr Evelyn Arizpe
, the Programme Coordinator, has been the recipient of various research grants and awards, including from the International Reading Association, The Spencer Foundation, the United Kingdom Literacy Association, the Lilly Library Helm Fellowship, Indiana University Bloomington and the North America Children’s Literature Association. She has been a Keynote Speaker at international seminars in Spain, Denmark and Mexico, among other places.Dr Maureen Farrell
is a Senior Lecturer and has previously been the Associate Dean Initial Teacher Education and B Ed Programme leader. She is currently an Academic Development Fellow of the University and is part of the team recently awarded a grant by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. She has presented at international conferences on both Children’s Literature and on teacher education topics.Julie E McAdam
has worked in various international settings to develop teacher education programmes with an English as an Additional Language (EAL) focus. She is currently leading a teaching and learning development fund team that looks at increasing the efficacy of mentoring students on placements and is part of the team working on the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation project. She has presented at international conferences on teacher education and Literacy development.