My first term as a graduate student is now officially done, since I’ve just submitted my final two assignments for my modules last weekend. Oh, it feels good to have submitted them and have a little break, even though my classes for second term will start next week (Jan 14th).
For my master’s program, MA Education (Youth and Community), I have to complete a total of 180 credits, which is split into 4 x 30 credits modules and 1 x 60 credits module.
My modules are:
Term 1: Critical Social Policy in Education and Public Services (CSP) [compulsory module for Youth & Community students] and Informal Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship (IEEE).
Term 2: Methods of Enquiry [compulsory module for all MA Education] and Mentoring & Coaching.
My term one modules are interesting, to say the least. It’s also quite a learning curve, considering how my only background with education/policy is through the limited classes I took for my Certificate in Education and Education Services back in Madison, and even those classes are US-based and now I need to learn from a British point of view.
But hey, what’s life if you’re not learning and challenging your point of view, no?
I personally enjoyed my CSP module, just because it gave me a lot of food for thought about how certain policies are put into place and how it effects different groups of people.
I’ve had to complete a 6,000 words assignment for that module, in which we were supposed to pick a policy that we’re interested in and analyze it through the lens of social policy.
I don’t how how I did for that assignment though, ‘cause I know I could have definitely done a lot better if I had started earlier and done more readings and research. But it’s done for now, and I think I’m quite okay with how it turned out to be. Hopefully it’s all alright and that my tutor thinks it’s good enough. Not looking forward to get my marks in a few weeks though ._.