The MA Educational Leadership in Practice (ELiP) has been named winner of the Humanities Programme of the Year Award for 2021, as part of the University’s Outstanding Staff Awards for Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience. The awards are based on student nominations and allow students to recognise and celebrate those members of staff who have made a significant positive impact on their studies or wider student experience.
The ELiP faculty received an extremely high number of nominations this year despite the challenging circumstances in which teaching was delivered. In this category, students were asked to recognise teams of staff who have fostered their love of the subject, encouraged them to aim high and challenge themselves. The award criteria also recognises how programme teams have supported students and responded to feedback in order to improve the programme. Staff members could be nominated in seven different categories. Nominations for over 300 different members of staff were received this year, demonstrating the commitment of staff to providing an excellent student experience across the Faculty.
In thanking the entire programme team, Dr. Alexander Gardner-McTaggart - Programme Director Masters of Educational Leadership in Practice - commented that the award was especially timely, as the team prepares for a new semester, starting in September.
The University of Manchester Middle East Centre welcomed the region’s first cohort of students on the new blended learning part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice programme, in September 2020. The first cohort comprised 19 students of nine nationalities who are all qualified working professionals and highly experienced in the field of education, with almost half bringing between 11-15 years of experience to the programme; most reside in the UAE and more than 80% are female.
The MA Educational Leadership in Practice is a two-year programme suitable for qualified and experienced working educators, from class teachers to nursery/school/college managers, leaders and principals. The programme is delivered through a blended learning format, combining the convenience of online self-study and regular face to face course conferences with international peers and faculty, in Dubai. The course leads to the award of the MA degree from The University of Manchester.