MEd in Adult Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

MEd in Adult Education

MEd in Adult Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

MEd in Adult Education

PROGRAM DETAILS

Duration18 months

Fees
€9,000 for whole program

LanguageGreek

CampusNicosia

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Qualification Awarded MEd in Adult Education
Level Of Qualification Master's Degree
Offered by Department of School Education and Social Sciences
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The master program of study in Adult Education is designed in order to accept adult educators, instructors, and trainers as well as any other professionals that educate and train adults from different subject matters and fields. The program is developed having in mind the continuous and increasing complexity and demands of the adult educator profession regardless of field and specialization. Additionally, various other elements were taken into consideration when designing this program of study. First of the all, the fact that the adult educators work in various educational learning environments/settings: formal, informal and non-formal. Secondly, there is an urgent need for an overview critique of the basic concepts and principles of adult education in macro-level and/or micro-level. Additionally, the program is designed in order to incorporate the effective integration of new and innovative teaching methods, techniques and policies as well as the use of technology in modern learning environments. The program also aims to provide the theoretical, pedagogical as well as practical framework for the students to examine the concepts of adult education, learning theories, curriculum development, teaching and evaluation. The program aims to provide the students with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to be able to take over leadership positions and meet the needs and demands of the society in regards to adult education. Finally, the program has also a research orientation in order to promote action research and transform the teaching and learning approaches in the field of adult education.

The language of instruction is Greek.

The indented learning outcomes of the master program of study in Adult Education are delineated below:
1. The complete overview of the basic concepts and principles of adult education, its teaching and evaluation and the understanding of their major interactions.
2. The targeted integration of teaching strategies and active educational techniques, as well as the integration of new technologies in the teaching and learning process, employing pedagogical approaches that maximize the added value of learning.
3. The understanding of differences of adult teaching and learning needs and approaches and their effective implementation through the study of adult learning theories.
4. The design, implementation and evaluation of an adult education program employing new methods and innovative approaches as well as incorporating new technologies and digital learning environments.
5. The understanding of the dynamics and reasons of development, and the current and future needs and demands of the adult education field, as it evolves in Cyprus, Greece and Europe.
6. The development of new knowledge by systematic research activity focused on the main issues/ subjects that characterize the current program of study and the growth of research orientations and interests among adult educators.
7. The emergence of action research as an important tool for adult educators in their daily professional activities in order to effectively employ modern teaching approaches towards achieving the objectives of adult education.
8. The development of analytical and critical thinking and fruitful dialogue and cooperation to address the problems and challenges related to adult education.

The graduates will develop the necessary educational, theoretical and practical background on issues related to Adult Education so that they can cope with the complexity of their profession, even if they come from different disciplines, fields and specializations.

Graduates of the Master will be able to work in various sectors, organisations and businesses related to education, training and vocational training for adults of different disciplines, fields and specialisations.

Education at all levels (primary, secondary and tertiary)

Educational centres for informal and non-formal learning (e.g. State Further Education Institutes, Training Centres, Vocational Training Centres) - Businesses and organisations concerning Managers/Officers/Instructors who deal with Human Resources and specifically with Education/Training of the workers of the business/organisation. - Educational, Research, non-profit organisations that offer adult education opportunities. - Private and public organisations that offer adult education programmes (e.g. Productivity Centre, Pedagogical Institute, Human Resources Development Authority) - Other certified organisations offering adult education/training programs.
General Requirements
Candidates for a master degree must submit a recognized bachelor degree or qualification deemed to be equivalent to degree level as well as the official transcripts (grade reports) of their first-degree studies. In addition, there could be special requirements for various master programs.

Specific Admission Requirements
The admission requirements are specified in the General Student Regulations as well as in the Frederick University Studies Regulation. A good undergraduate degree from a recognized university or the equivalent international qualification or an acceptable professional qualification is considered the main academic requirement. Additionally, very good knowledge of Greek and English is extremely important. Advantage is considered the demonstration of satisfactory knowledge of English language (suitable qualifications may include TOEFL, IELTS, GCSE, IGCSE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or equivalent). Finally, work experience in the field of adult education should be also considered as an advantage.

Prospective students are expected to submit their application and all related documents, such as copies of their degrees, transcripts, two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in the workplace and a research interest report. Where the Evaluation Program Committee deems necessary, the candidates may be asked for an interview meeting.

By the expiry of the application deadline for admission to the program, the Evaluation Program Committee will evaluate prospective students based on specific criteria, such as academic records, recommendation letters, digital literacy, research interests, interview, work experience, knowledge of Greek and / or English etc. The committee decisions are announced by electronic mail or otherwise to all candidates.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure. Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00.

Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the Program have access to doctoral programmes (PhD) in disciplines related with education.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 40 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ADE101RESEARCH METHODOLOGY103
2ADE102INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES103
3ADE103ADULT LEARNING THEORIES AND ADULT COUNSELING 103
4ADE104TEACHING STRATEGIES AND ACTIVE EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ADULT EDUCATION103

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ADE201EUROPEAN POLICIES IN ADULT EDUCATION103
2ADE202NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN ADULT EDUCATION: AFFORDANCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 103
3ADE203DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN ADULT EDUCATION 103
4ADE204EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT103
5ADE205EVALUATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ADULT EDUCATION 103

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ADE105MASTER DISSERTATION I103
2ADE106MASTER DISSERTATION II103
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1ADE101RESEARCH METHODOLOGY10
2ADE102INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES10
3ADE103ADULT LEARNING THEORIES AND ADULT COUNSELING 10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ADE104TEACHING STRATEGIES AND ACTIVE EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ADULT EDUCATION10
2ADE105MASTER DISSERTATION I10
3ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ADE106MASTER DISSERTATION II10
2ELECTIVE COURSE10
3ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30


 

 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
ProfessorProf. Areti Panaoura
Associate Professor - Programme Coordinator Dr. Nicoletta Christodoulou
Associate ProfessorDr. Nikleia Eteokleous
Associate ProfessorDr. Stavros Parlalis
LecturerDr. Antonios Kafa
LecturerDr. Nansia Kyriacou
LecturerDr. Manos Pavlakis
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Nikoletta Ioannou
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Spyridon Kioulanis
Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Effrosyni Kostara
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