The Marginalization and Co-created Education (MaCE) is an international research programme part funded by Erasmus+ delivered by; the University of Cumbria (UK), VIA University College (Denmark) and University College of Southeast (Norway).
The aim of the research is to understand young people’s experiences of privilege or disadvantage in education in order to co-create more equitable educational solutions in schools and further and higher education. Academics will co-research with practitioners and higher education students to investigate the reality of educational experiences with five young people each. At the end of the project the studies will be written up and published in their own right as well as gaining you accreditation.
To co-create an educational system that is suitable for everyone in society by understanding the experiences of young people who are labelled ‘Early School Leavers’, ‘Drop Outs’ and young people ‘Not in Education Employment or Training’.
- To co-research with peers and tutors and to develop skills for creating and using research
- To understand and apply the ‘indirect’ research method
- To develop an awareness of the lived experiences of young people through indirect research
- To understand and co-create an equity literacy framework that can inform practice with young people
- To understand and co-create a ‘model’ to enable organisations such as schools to be more effective in engagement and education
- To publish findings in an online journal in an academic style.
Participating in this project will equip you with advanced skills in communication and research that are particularly valuable for knowledge-intensive jobs.
Mode of learning:
You will learn through:
- Synchronous online sessions with all peers and tutors on ‘Canvas’ which is a virtual learning environment
- Small group tutorials in your own country
- One to one tutorials with your tutor via skype
- Face to face research in settings with young people
- Two one week long residential courses, one week focused on learning how to research with the indirect method (Norway) and one to support you to write up your results (UK).
You will be studying alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners from Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
- UK: Kaz Stuart, Steve Walker, Paul Cammack, Pete Boyd.
- Norway: Geir Moshus, Mette Bunting, Mari Bastøe Bergåker
- Denmark: Peter Hornbæk Frostholm, Sidse Hølvig Mikkelsen, David Thore Gravesen
You will have two group supervisions and four individual supervision meetings via skype throughout the course of the year. Full details of these will be provided at the introduction to the programme.
You will be expected to be online an hour before the start of this session to ensure that there are no access issues – help will be available if you struggle to join 'Canvas'. The online sessions are delivered synchronously with live lectures and so you will need to attend at the time specified.
|17 Sept 2019||8.30am-11.30am||Online Session 1: Introduction|
|19 Sept 2019||8.30am-11.30am||Online Session 2: Co-created and sociocultural learning|
|24 Sept 2019||8.30am-11.30am||Online Session 3: Equalities Literacy|
|26 Sept 2019||8.30am-11.30am||Online Session 4: The Indirect Approach|
Residential Course – Brathay Trust, Ambleside, UK.
Sunday 20th October 2019 – Thursday 24th October 2019
This week will provide opportunity to meet colleagues from other countries and to learn about the methodology and participate in practical use of the “indirect approach” with pupils from a local school in Ambleside. During this week a formative consideration of ethics proposals will be given feedback.
The course commences at 12:00 on Sunday 20th October and ends at 13:00 on the 25th October giving you the option to travel home then, or to stay for a weekend in the Lakes.
Remote Work-based Research
|November 2019||Ethics Forms Returned with approval or amendments.|
|November 2019||Interview 5 young people aged 10 – 24 who are ESL / NEET|
|December 2019||Transcribe the interviews|
Online Formative peer feedback session on progress in using the approach
|January 2020||Coding and developing initial themes / findings|
Residential Writing Seminar – Denmark
The writing seminar will give short inputs on relevant topics and opportunity to write sections of the final article for submission.
You will need to travel to Aarhus in Denmark on Sunday the 23rd February in order to commence the course on Monday 24th February at 12 noon. The course ends at 13:00 on the 28th February giving you the option to travel home then, or to stay for the weekend to look around this beautiful town and region.
There is an international MaCE conference convened for the 5th to 7th June 2020 in Lancaster. You are invited to attend and present at this event. The keynote speaker for the event is Professor Diane Reay, author of ‘Miseducation’.
May 2020 Submit final article for publication and assessment if applicable
June 2020 Articles published online and course evaluation.
You will have two group supervisions and individual supervision meetings via skype throughout the course of the year. Full details of these will be provided at the introduction to the programme.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
This programme is useful for anyone who is interested in young people, anyone who wants to work with young people and who is:
- A postgraduate student (UK)
- Any practitioner supporting young people such as teachers, youth workers, key workers, social workers (UK)
The closing date for applications is 31st July 2019.
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