School establishes first Masters-level distance learning courses

The School's first Masters-level distance learning courses are to be established by staff in the Physics Education Research Group. The courses, in Research-Informed Science Education, will be aimed at a global audience of secondary school teachers in Physics and Chemistry, with the first intake in September 2012.

The two new courses will focus on research-based instructional strategies and technology-enhanced learning. Students will also be able to take additional courses from existing programmes in the School of Education as part of a Postgraduate Certificate.

DEI funding has also been secured to support other funded distance learning programmes across the College of Science and Engineering, and those being developed for future funding submissions.

This funding will establish the first distance learning courses within the School - indeed within the College of Science and Engineering. It's a completely different way of teaching and of learning. Prof. Simon Bates, Dean of Learning and Teaching.