UCD launches a new SMARTlab MA in Education (Creative Technology Innovation)

An exciting new Master’s Programme in Education (Creative Technology Innovation) will launch in April 2012, developed and delivered by the SMARTlab team at University College Dublin. Designed to respond to key current and future global issues relating to creativity, technology and innovation (CTI) in education, this insightful course will provide a framework to help understand, contextualise and position students’ existing experience within a twenty-first-century discourse.

The modules cover a selection of key creative research areas, including SMART and Sustainable Fashion, Community Arts & Technology, Performing Arts & Technology, Technology Innovation for Independent Living, Medicine & the Arts, and Technology in the Classroom. The course should appeal equally to teachers wishing to enhance their experience and skills with additional qualifications and knowledge of emergent teaching models using new media and ‘smart-technology’ solutions, and student practitioners from the fields of the Arts, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Open Innovation and Participatory Arts – anyone wishing to further enhance and recontextualise their talents and skills, for direct application in schools and lifelong-learning domains in industry, and the not-for-profit and university sectors.

The full-time programme has start dates across the academic year, and is offered via a blended-learning model, including some seminar attendance at UCD. It comprises six modules spanning CTI theory and application and catalysing processes, as well as a thesis, and is delivered through a series of seminars and tutorials culminating in a major practice-based project within a specific area of research (defined by student(s) and supervisor(s)).

MA in Education (CTI) follows the SMARTlab method for ethical and socially engaged transformative models of collaborative scholarly exploration and, within this context, provides a basis in which students will learn theoretical underpinnings of creativity and innovation.

Entry requirements are either an undergraduate degree or demonstrable equivalent professional experience.

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