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MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts)

Introduction

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for Gaelic speaking Teaching Artists working within informal, community, pre-school, and/or any other educational context, this programme provides the opportunity to gain a Masters level qualification in learning and teaching that is relevant and appropriate to your professional context. This programme provides opportunities to explore and develop the specialist knowledge and skills required to teach a performing arts discipline successfully within your own unique Gaelic Arts context.

With bespoke support from a range of educational and subject specialists, you will have the opportunity to build an evidence base to demonstrate your engagement with learning and teaching theories, practices and policies in the design, delivery and evaluation of learning experiences in your Gaelic Arts professional context.

What does this programme lead to?

Successful completion of this qualification provides evidence of your commitment to, and professionalism in learning and teaching in a Gaelic Arts discipline. We expect graduates to progress further in their career and increase their employability as a teaching artist working in the Gaelic Arts.

What do participants say?

“I found the course to be transformational in a number of ways. Not just in giving you the tools to be a better teacher, but in my work as a writer. The way the course is designed lets you explore what you are interested in, it helps you find your feet as a teacher but also helps you learn about yourself, your work, your path ahead – sometimes unexpected aspects of yourself. I wasn’t sure about doing it initially, would it help my work? Would I get work out of it? The answer is yes to both – it’s turned out to be one of the most important things I’ve done in my career.”

 

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Introduction

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for Gaelic speaking Teaching Artists working within informal, community, pre-school, and/or any other educational context, this programme provides the opportunity to gain a Masters level qualification in learning and teaching that is relevant and appropriate to your professional context. This programme provides opportunities to explore and develop the specialist knowledge and skills required to teach a performing arts discipline successfully within your own unique Gaelic Arts context.

With bespoke support from a range of educational and subject specialists, you will have the opportunity to build an evidence base to demonstrate your engagement with learning and teaching theories, practices and policies in the design, delivery and evaluation of learning experiences in your Gaelic Arts professional context.

What does this programme lead to?

Successful completion of this qualification provides evidence of your commitment to, and professionalism in learning and teaching in a Gaelic Arts discipline. We expect graduates to progress further in their career and increase their employability as a teaching artist working in the Gaelic Arts.

What do participants say?

“I found the course to be transformational in a number of ways. Not just in giving you the tools to be a better teacher, but in my work as a writer. The way the course is designed lets you explore what you are interested in, it helps you find your feet as a teacher but also helps you learn about yourself, your work, your path ahead – sometimes unexpected aspects of yourself. I wasn’t sure about doing it initially, would it help my work? Would I get work out of it? The answer is yes to both – it’s turned out to be one of the most important things I’ve done in my career.”

 

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Programme Outline

 

What would I study and when?

Year one
In the first module, ‘Approaches to Critical Artistry’, you will develop critical and scholarly reflection by critically exploring your learning priorities as both a Gaelic artist and teacher. In the ‘Teaching Artist’ module, you will have the opportunity to critically explore your practice in light of the policies and learning theories that are relevant to your teaching context. You will deliver and evaluate two short teaching sessions designed to meet the needs of your learners.

Years one and two

‘Context and Culture (Gaelic Arts)’* spans years one and two. In this module, you will have the opportunity to explore your Gaelic arts discipline(s) over a series of self-directed learning experiences. Your subject mentor will support you in identifying the experiences that will address your learning needs as an artist working within the Gaelic Arts sector, such as professional placements, projects, masterclasses, RCS choice modules, placements in Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Skye.

Year two
In ‘Project (PG Cert)’ you will design, deliver and evaluate a practice-based research project that will enhance the development of identified learners in your Gaelic Arts context.

Year three
In the ‘Final Project’ module you will design your own final project to meet your educational needs and professional aspirations e.g. curriculum documentation, a strategic plan, a dissertation, a performance, workshops or the design and delivery of new dance classes. This self-generated project might involve creative and collaborative partnership, or be a solo project. You must design a mechanism for disseminating your project findings within the Gaelic Arts sector.

How would I study this programme?

The programme is delivered part-time over a three-year period, through a combination of online workshops, weekend seminars, independent learning, and work-based learning within your own professional context. From the outset, you will engage in a multidisciplinary arts education community of practice with students across all of the PG Learning and Teaching programmes. Within your specific pathway, you will join an Action Learning Set to share in peer support. A personal supervisor will work with you throughout your studies and you will engage with a subject mentor and professional mentor as you progress through the programme.

 

*subject to RCS module approval process

Staff and masterclasses

Head of Programme: Jamie Mackay

Rachel Drury, Lecturer

Jill Morgan, Lecturer

Mary Troup, Lecturer

 

How to apply

Applicants for this pathway would be expected to have an undergraduate degree in a performing/expressive arts discipline and to have opportunities to teach/facilitate learning in a Gaelic Arts context. Applicants would be expected to have a level of fluency in spoken Gaelic.

Entry Requirements

A good degree, or international equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in Gaelic

International English Language Testing System score (IELTS) (if applicable) Level 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.5 in speaking and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all parts.

We accept a range of qualifications and their international equivalences. Please email admissions@rcs.ac.uk for more information.

Learn more about the application process on our how to apply page.

Comharra Siostam Eadar-nàiseanta Cànan na Beurla (IELTS) aig ìre 7.5 agus 7.5 mar chomharra labhairt aig a’ char as lugha agus 5.5 aig a’ char as lugha uile gu lèir.

Tha sinn a’ gabhail ri mòran theisteanasan agus ri teisteanasan eadar-nàiseanta. Cuir fios gu admissions@rcs.ac.uk airson barrachd fiosrachaidh.

 

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Why choose us?

Carson sinne?

  • Prògram air leth a dh’aona ghnothach airson luchd ealain is teagaisg aig a bheil a’ Ghàidhlig
  • Cothrom airson na teisteanasan teagaisg agad a thoirt gu ìre Maighstireachd
  • Stiùireadh pearsanta le tidsearan is luchd-ealain ionmholta sna h-ealain thaisbeanaidh
  • Cothroman airson barrachd eòlais fhaighinn air dualchas na Gàidhlig
  • Cothroman co-obrachaidh eadar tidsearan agus luchd-ealain anns na h-ealain agus foghlam
  • Lìbhrigeadh sùbailte a leigeas leat ionnsachadh pàirt-ùine agus air astar
  • Cothroman còmhnaidh aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig anns an Eilean Sgitheanach

 

Why choose us?

  • A unique programme designed specifically for Gaelic speaking artists and teaching artists
  • Opportunity to upgrade your teaching qualifications to Masters level
  • Personal supervision and mentoring by expert teachers and artists in the performing arts
  • Opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the Gaelic cultural heritage
  • Flexible delivery offers you the chance to learn part-time and from a distance
  • Residential opportunities at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye

“I found the course to be transformational in a number of ways. Not just in giving you the tools to be a better teacher, but in my work as a writer. The way the course is designed lets you explore what you are interested in, it helps you find your feet as a teacher, but also helps you learn about yourself, your work, your path ahead – sometimes unexpected aspects of yourself. I wasn’t sure about doing it initially, would it help my work? Would I get work out of it? The answer is yes to both – it’s turned out to be one of the most important things I’ve done in my career.”

Entry requirements

Teisteanasan inntrigidh

  • Ceum math, no teisteanas eadar-nàiseanta co-ionnan, ann an cuspair freagarrach ri obair a’ phrògraim. Feumaidh oileanaich deagh chomasan Gàidhlig a thaisbeanadh
  • Ìre 7.5 a rèir International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (mas iomchaidh) agus 7.5 aig an ìre as lugha a thaobh labhairt
  • Bidh sinn a’ gabhail ri caochladh theisteanasan agus teisteanasan eadar-nàiseanta co-ionnan. An tuilleadh fiosrachaidh aig admissions@rcs.ac.uk

Entry requirements

  • A good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or international equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme
  • Students will be required to demonstrate competence in Gaelic
  • International English Language Testing System score (IELTS)
  • (if applicable) Level 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.5 in speaking and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all parts

We accept a range of qualifications and their international equivalences. Please email admissions@rcs.ac.uk.

 

Graduate destinations

Cinn-uidhe luchd-ceumnachaidh

Bithear a’ dearbhadh an dealais phroifeiseanta a th’ agad airson ionnsachaidh is teagaisg an dèidh coileanadh soirbheachail a’ phrògraim. Mar thoradh air sin, bhiodh an teisteanas seo na thaic airson obair phàirt-ùine/làn-ùine agus/no obair teagaisg phròiseactan fhaighinn ann an caochladh suidheachadh ealain a leithid an dèidh-16, cultarail, coimhearsnachd agus suidheachaidhean com-pàirteachaidh eile, gu h-àraid mas i a’ Ghàidhlig am prìomh chànan.

Graduate destinations

Successful completion of the programme provides evidence of your commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching. As a result, achieving the qualification could help ou to secure part-time/full-time and/
or project-based teaching work in a host of different arts settings including post-16, cultural, community and other participatory settings, particularly where Gaelic is the primary language.