Teachers have the power to change the future, not only for students, but for education as a whole. Hear what university experts have to say.
Teachers have the power to evoke the innate wisdom, curiosity and joy children have for learning. Beyond that, many teachers take their passion for inspiring the next generation into leadership and policy opportunities. Which is precisely what the Master of Education from Curtin University can help you do.
Changing education for the better
Dr Brad Gobby, coordinator of the course, was once a high school teacher. During this period of his life, he grew frustrated by having to teach prescribed curriculum regardless of whether his students were engaging with the material.
Today, he’s a lecturer and researcher at Curtin University. As well as coordinating a course that is shaping the future of education, he spends his time investigating government policies and looking into the consequences they have for education. He’s dedicated to helping teachers create better learning experiences for their students.
If you’re a teacher who finds yourself pining for the same power to change education at a large scale, Brad invites you to look into the Master of Education from Curtin University.
Through the course, he draws wisdom from education philosophies like the Reggio Emilia approach, which proposes that the teacher is not the expert, but instead, is just like the student—on a journey of discovery.
According to Brad, teachers need to approach education with innovation, not simply by doing things because they’ve always been done that way.
“We want people who can challenge established practices,” he says.
What you’ll learn in the Master of Education
For teachers looking to take their influence on education beyond the classroom, this course offers three key areas of study:
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education
Explore how STEM can be applied in schools, what a STEM curriculum might look like, and ways to facilitate teaching and learning that is effective across all phases of schooling.
Language and literacy
Develop an understanding of what it means to teach people from diverse backgrounds, or in diverse communities.
Advanced knowledge in pedagogies
Examine effective ways to teach, and how teaching can be influenced by local context.
Why study education online?
Through Open Universities Australia, you can study the Master of Education online—perfect for if you’re busy juggling lesson plans and report writing already. You’ll gain the same degree and same knowledge as the students who study on campus, but you’ll also get the flexibility of online study, including the ability to learn wherever you are, study at your own pace, and join a supportive, connected online community of other education professionals.
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