Masters level colloquium

On June 5th 2009, delegates from Scotland, Wales and England gathered at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria to discuss 'Teaching - a Masters profession'. Three questions were asked during the day:

What has Masters got to do with teaching?

What would you hope NQTs from your Masters course would say about the value of Masters study for teaching?

What is 'Teaching - a Masters profession' in your institution? How do you teach it? How do you assess it?

The downloadable resource on this page is notes from those discussions and the links give the link to the pilot research project final report referred to on the day and to Jenny Moon's paper on critical thinking.

Many thanks to the group facilitators and to the delegates for an extremely thought-provoking and valuable day which will be of benefit to all who are considering: 'Why Masters?'.