PGCert and MA Designing Education
The Master of Arts in Design Education (MADE) explores the relationship between critical design thinking and critical pedagogy to uncover new areas for learning and teaching practice. The programme revisits and reinvigorates pedagogical practice through engagement with diverse fields of enquiry such as social justice, 21st-century education, and sustainable futures. It builds on pedagogical understanding developed through a foundational course, the Postgraduate Certificate in Designing Education (PGCDE) offered by Miriam College.
The course allows individuals from any discipline to examine educational issues and concerns using the tools of design thinking and innovation management. In so doing they are able to formulate new knowledge about the development and delivery of areas of school growth such as curriculum, instruction, administration, faculty development, and even physical plant improvement. Through practice-based inquiry and study attachments at the Goldsmiths’ campus in London, the course enables students to adopt an enabling consciousness for learner-centered, innovation-driven, and sustainable education as it relates to the goals of national development and global connectedness.
Every student in the programme will be required to develop a school-based innovation project that will help them articulate a concrete and viable solution that has lasting impact on student learning and community development. Compared to a traditional thesis, this practice-based enquiry project immediately provides the opportunity for the student to function as a catalyst of education innovation.