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Practitioner Enquiry MEd, Practitioner Enquiry (Leadership) MEd

The Practitioner Enquiry MEd is for educators who want to engage in enquiry and research.

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Start date(s):

  • June 2024
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Practitioner enquiry works with school improvement, teachers' professional development and educational innovation.

There is a general pathway and a leadership pathway. The leadership pathway requires you to focus on modules and a dissertation.

Course participants come from across educational phases, early years to HE. They also come from educational sectors such as:

  • schools
  • museums
  • colleges
  • universities
  • educational consultancies

This diversity helps create a supportive learning environment. You'll learn from each other as well as from the course leaders.


You'll take a practical and informed approach to the 'plan, do, review' cycle. This helps you to become more reflective to develop approaches rooted in evidence.

You can take any combination of modules. This allows you to create a course to suit your professional needs and interests.

You'll create a dissertation from the skills and knowledge gained.

Course tutors are active researchers. They all teach and supervise across a range of courses. This provides them with a wide knowledge base of the challenges of education. This is both in the UK and abroad.

There is a strong relationship between teaching and contemporary research at Newcastle University.

The course draws on the expertise developed in:

Both are based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences.


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  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Pam Woolner
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5470


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