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Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset

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Bognor Regis campus

1 year Part Time

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Entry Requirements and Fees

Entry requirements:

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher
  • If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.

Fees:

Course content

Course overview

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)  

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.

Who is this course for?

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.

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

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

There's plenty of ways to see the campus, even from your own home! Take a look around at our facilities through our Virtual Tour.

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

Modules include:

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.

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

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

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

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

MEdu@chi.ac.uk
01243 812045