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Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset

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Entry Requirements and Fees

For 2021/22 fee information please see our Tuition Fee page.

Course content

This  certificate  is designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to exploring the research and evidence base surrounding mindsets in order to foster a growth mindset culture.

Indicative module content includes:

  • Critical interrogation of relevant theoretical and empirical research pertinent to growth mindsets;
  • Critical evaluation of interventions designed to foster a growth mindset and; 
  • Reflective analysis of how relevant stakeholders (to include:  school leaders, teachers, parents and pupils) are engaged in strategies to foster growth mindsets.

The 60 credit certificate is comprised of two 30 credit modules to include:

  • Independent Study:  Growth Mindset (30 credits)
  • and Exploring Research  (30 credits) or Emotional Aspects of Learning (EDU09)  

During the Academic Year 2020/2021 the certificate will be delivered as follows:

Semester 1: Independent Study: Growth Mindset

In this module students will be asked to carry out an extended literature review or a small piece of  research on an aspect of mindsets that will be further developed in the  final part of the certificate.

Semester 2: Exploring Research

In the final part of this certificate students will be asked to carry out practitioner research on an aspect of mindsets.

Previous students’ work has focused on:

  • Whether delivering a pre-planned programme of activities, aimed to develop Growth Mindset in pupils, has a positive impact on attitudes to learning; 
  • The influence of teachers' Mindsets on providing feedback and target setting with students;
  • Growth Mindset and Emotional Regulation in the Primary Classroom
  • The extent to which Mindset is involved in the progression choices made regarding Post-16 education.

Please note that the exit award for this programme will read: Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset.

Our facilities

During your time with us you will have the opportunity to study by Distance Learning, accessing resources from our Moodle (VLE) platform, from which you will be supported by a dedicated tutor team based at our Bognor Regis campus.

The University resources provide the best facilities available for your study.  We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. 

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with a continually expanding portfolio of online library resources that are available from anywhere at any time.

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus and hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, a coffee lounge and over 80 open access work stations. 

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

The campus offers purpose built classrooms, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.

Where this can take you

Successful students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

Indicative modules

 

Delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over two modules.

 As the timetable of session dates below illustrates, students will be required to be onsite for some face-to-face taught sessions.  Between these sessions students will be able to access 1-2-1 support which can be face-to-face, online or through asynchronous provision.  

Successful students will be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset worth 60 level 7 Masters credits, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

All taught and facilitated sessions take place at our Bognor Regis Campus.

Session dates

Semester 1:  Independent Study:  Growth Mindsets

Induction Session: 22 September (details to follow)
Tutorials: TBA
Saturday 14 November: Masters Forum 10 - 4pm
Tuesday 15 December: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Semester 2:  Exploring Research

Tuesday 2 February: 5:30 – 7:30
Tuesday 23 February: 5:30 – 7:30
Tuesday 9 March: 5:30 – 7:30      
Tuesday 23 March: 5:30 – 7:30
Saturday 27 March: 10:00 – 4:00
Tuesday 20 April: 5:30 – 7:30
Tuesday 4 May: 5:30 – 7:30
Tuesday 18 May: 5:30 – 7:30

To find out more contact: 

Dr Sue Bentham, Coordinator of Masters Provision in Education
MEdu@chi.ac.uk
01243 812045

For individual applicants up to four hours tutorial support is available for this module, which may include face to face meetings and reviews of drafts.

Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc. 

The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students.

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Delivery takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions plus 1-2-1 input.

Sessions will be held at Bognor Regis campus. 

Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc. 

The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

MEdu@chi.ac.uk
01243 812045