Masters in Adult and Continuing Education
The Masters in Adult and Continuing Education (MACE) was developed by a team of adult educators who are themselves leaders in the field and some of whom are members of staff of the UWI Open Campus.
The programme aims to:
- provide a curriculum that fosters the andragogical principles of research-led teaching, critical inquiry of adult development as it relates to learning theory, self-directed learning, collaborative learning and reflective practice.
- examine competing histories of adult education activities in the Caribbean and conflicting social purposes, beliefs and assumptions that have guided those practices.
- provide students with the opportunity to engage in high quality scholarship and participatory / emancipatory research which will enable them to acquire a rigorous understanding of Caribbean adult education and of the cultural, political and historical contexts in which it occurs.
- develop a learning culture among students that would assist them in acting critically and competently in a variety of educational contexts.
- prepare students to engage in the progressive development of Caribbean adult education as practitioners/trainers.
Who is this programme for?
The Masters in Adult and Continuing Education is for graduates who are working in or intending to work in the growing field of adult education.
MACE is a 36-credit programme comprising seven 3-credit corecourses, three 3-credit electives, a research paper worth six credits and a compulsory online graduate introductory course.
When will the programme start?
This offering of the programme begins in September 2016 and runs for 28 months ending in Decemeber 2018.
In order to be considered for admission into MACE, an applicant must possess at least a second class Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in Education, Sociology, Social Work or Psychology. The degree must be obtained from a recognized tertiary level institution. Applicants must also have at least three (3) years experience in a relevant field. Consideration may also be given to persons with other degrees or a Teacher’s Diploma, and at least five years experience in an appropriate field.
Such persons are normally recommended by the Head of the Department. These persons are fee-paying students who will be allowed to participate in the teaching/learning process, subject to disciplinary control of the University, but not allowed to sit final examinations.