Master in continuing education and lifelong learning

General

Program Description

The Postgraduate Program of Studies focuses on the area of ​​Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and discusses two main pillars: (A) General Adult Education; (b) Vocational Education and Training.

The aim of the Program is to provide trainees with the cognitive (theoretical and practical) and metacognitive (methodological, epistemological) skills that will enable them to understand in depth - in a dialectical function - General Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training, Within the overall area of ​​Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, with the ultimate goal of moving from understanding to the stages of analysis, synthesis, implementation and evaluation of new knowledge.

The program has an additional research orientation to attract prospective students to undertake original research on various aspects of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning for PhD studies.

It also aims to systematically prepare for the profession of trainer, designer, coordinator or evaluator of continuing education programs, and to upgrade the knowledge, skills and competences of teachers in adult education. The most important, perhaps, offer of the Postgraduate Program in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning is related to the strengthening and empowerment of the adult learner, which is at the heart of any educational process.

Structure of the Program

The Program has a total load One hundred and twenty (120 ECTS), Shared in Four (4) semesters And full-time can be completed at Two (2) academic years. The Thematic Modules (TH) Are six-month and have Fifteen (15) ECTS each one.

Students have the right to choose up to four Teachers. Per Academic Year (two semesters).

The selection and monitoring of four (4) Per Academic Year is tantamount to full attendance.

Final written examinations take place at the end of each semester.

To complete the Program and to obtain a Masters Degree, you need to Successful attendance at the eight (8) Or the six (6) compulsory and Master's theses. The Master's thesis is optional, but it is a prerequisite for continuing his studies at a doctoral level.

The offered Topics per semester are as follows:

Thematic Semesters (Semester 1) - Compulsory

Password Title ECTS
SDM 511 Theoretical Founding of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning 15
SDM 512 Theoretical Founding of Vocational Education and Training 15
Thematic Modules B Semester (Spring) - Compulsory



Password Title ECTS
SDM 521 Planning, Organization and Evaluation of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Programs 15
SDM 522 Design, Organization and Evaluation of Vocational Education and Training Programs 15
Or the four (4) offered (2 compulsory - SDM 612 & SDM 611, - and 2 selective - SDM 621 & SDM 622), either the two (2) compulsory (SDM 612 & SDM 611) and SDM 701A (SDM 701B) Master II).

3rd Semester (Winter) - Compulsory & Selected

Password Title ECTS
SDM 612 (mandatory) Research Methodology in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning 15
SDM 621 (option) Critic Contemplation in Learning and Adult Education 15
SDM 701A (option) Dissertation Master I 15
Thematic Modules of the 4th Semester (Spring) - Compulsory & Selective

Password Title ECTS
SDM 611 (mandatory) International Trends in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning - A Comparative View of Institutions and Practices 15
SDM 622 (option) Access and Adult Participation Agents in Education 15
SDM 701B (selection) Master's Thesis II 15

Terms of Admission to the Program

  • Possession of a first degree by a recognized higher education institution in Greece or abroad.
  • The very good knowledge of English for the study of international literature.
  • Adequate knowledge of computer use so that students can meet the educational requirements of the Program.

The Program is addressed to:

  • Graduates - Graduates of Schools or Departments of AUE / TEI who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education.
Professionals active in the field of Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training (eg. Managers of Continuing Education and Training structures; employees of structures and providers of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning; Labor, Education, Agriculture, Justice, and Executives of the Academy of Public Administration, Planning Bureau, IDEF, Pedagogical Institute, Human Resource Development Authority, Productivity Center, EOPEPEP, EIDHR, Bankers, Companies and organizations offering adult education and vocational education and training programs, etc.), in Cyprus, Greece and elsewhere.
Teachers (Teachers and Teachers), educators and instructors of adult trainers who teach adult education institutions and structures, eg. State Educational Institutes, Training Centers, Evening Schools, Schools of Second Chance, Lifelong Learning Centers, and with a view to their excellent training), in Cyprus, Greece and elsewhere.
Researchers at all levels.

Exploiting the Title of Studies

  • Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training Structures.
Ministries (eg Labor, Education, Agriculture, Justice, etc.)
Public and private agencies offering adult education programs and vocational education and training programs (eg. Public Administration Academy, Programming Office, IDEF, Pedagogical Institute, Human Resource Development Authority, Productivity Center, EOPIPEP, EIDHR, Banks, Private Companies and Organizations, etc. Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning, General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning, Municipalities, Adult Education Centers, Lifelong Learning Centers, Greek General Confederation of Workers (GSEE), etc.).
Education (primary, secondary, tertiary, adult, eg. State Educational Institutes, Educational Centers, Evening Schools, Schools of Second Chance, Lifelong Learning Centers, etc.).
Research on Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

Applications for Acceptance

A new application period for the academic year 2017-2018 starts on 6 July and ends on 5 September 2017 at 11:00 am. . Applications can only be submitted electronically, via the APIKY website, to the following link: Https://applications.ouc.ac.cy/admissions?sap-language=EL

Last updated August 2017

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