Understanding Learners and Learning

The University of Bath, UK & Bangkok Patana School
Bangkok Study Centre
Saturday 10 – Tuesday 13 May 2014

The University of Bath, UK, in conjunction with Bangkok Patana School, offers an opportunity for qualified educators to participate in the University’s MA in Education programmes. The full MA programme comprises five taught units and a dissertation. Each taught unit is followed by individual research and the submission of a 5000 word written assignment.

The unit to be taught at BPS will be Understanding Learners and Learning. The unit, which is relevant to teachers of all age ranges, will address a number of issues, including the following:
 different perspectives on learning
 ways in which we learn and how learning can be supported
 the major families of learning theories – their development and use
 how approaches to teaching and instruction can be influenced by tacit and explicit learning theories
 how insights from neuroscience can impact on classroom learning
 how knowledge gained about learning and learners can be applied in practical educational and training contexts

Participants may use the Masters level credits gained by successful completion of this unit towards the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates (previously known as IB Teacher Awards Levels 1 and 2).
See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/international-baccalaureate/

The unit sessions will take place at Bangkok Patana School (http://www.patana.ac.th/contact.asp) as follows:
Saturday 10 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Sunday 11 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Monday 12 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Tuesday 13 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600

The fee for this 12 credit unit will be £850, payable in pounds sterling in advance. You may pay using avariety of methods.
An administrative charge of 2500 Thai Baht will also be levied locally to cover tutor costs, refreshments and
other relevant costs, and this should be paid direct to the school.

Please contact Jackie Houghton, the BPS Study Centre Co-ordinator (JAHO@patana.ac.th), for local information.

Important Reminder:
Please note that if a viable group size has not been reached once the deadline for applications has passed (Wednesday 16 April 2014) the unit may be cancelled or postponed. Please do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation that the unit is definitely going ahead.

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