Reconsidering M-level education

Kerry, T. and Kerry, C. (2010) Reconsidering M-level education. Management in Education, 24 (2). pp. 80-86. ISSN 0892-0206

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This paper examines the nature of taught masters' degrees (M courses) and their potential for development in the contexts of a rising graduate population and of government aspirations for lifelong learning. Attention is paid to theories of adult learning as applied to M courses. Small-scale empirical investigation in the UK and Germany is used to compare and contrast models of M courses. Some initial suggestions are made regarding factors that militate against the development of M courses that are suited to the needs of lifelong learners. The intention of the paper is to provoke debate rather than provide answers. © The Author(s) 2010.

Keywords:Adult education, Lifelong learning, Master’s degrees, Higher education curriculum, Adult learning theories
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2013 14:18

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