The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is a multi-site two-year programme, which was established in 2006 under the Erasmus Mundus Scheme. Since then this truly international programme has recruited students and scholars from over 40 countries around the world.
The programme aims at training professionals to develop and implement educational policies concerned with lifelong learning. Graduates of MALLL will be able to promote and manage innovative lifelong learning systems that are suited to the social and organsiational contexts in which they are undertaken.
The Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is provided by three European universities and an Australian university:
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MALLL students undetake the first two semesters in London or Copenhagen. From the academic year 2011-2012, European students can choose to study one module of the second semester in Melbourne. During the third semester all students will be brought together in Bilbao, thus being able to draw on each others' experiences and take advantage of inter-cultural learning opportunities within the specific context of the MA LLL. Student's completion of the dissertation in the fourth semester can take place at any one of the three European universities.
The first and second semesters lay the conceptual groundwork underlying existing theories, perspectives and tools in LLL.
The second semester in the UK allows specialisation as regards policy in areas such as HE, further education, etc., The second semester in DK allows specialisation as regards comparative and transnational policy and processes and human resource development in the workplace.
The third semester focuses on quality management in a systems perspective and the challenges of developing instruments to promote frameworks, strategies and instruments to promote harmonization, flexibility and mobility in response to the emerging needs of systems, stakeholders and individuals.
The fourth semester is devoted to the dissertation. The overall aim of the dissertation is to allow students to unify and extend their understanding of the subject as developed in the taught part of the programme by pursuing an independent research project on a chosen topic.
Dissertation (30 ECTS)
To be completed in Copenhagen, London or Bilbao.
The dissertation consists of a small-scale research project submitted as an extended piece of written work of 20.000 words.
The overall aim of the dissertation is to allow students to unify and extend their understanding of the subject as developed in the taught part of the programme by pursuing an independent research project on a chosen topic.
Students completing the dissertation will be able to:
Category B students can opt to study one module of the second semester at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, in July and August preceding the 3rd semester in Bilbao.
Globalisation and Leadership (15 ECTS)
This course is designed to enable students to understand changes associated with the contemporary processes of globalization, and explore the implications of these changes for leadership in educational settings. In recent years, it has become clear that organizational leadership in education requires an ability to interpret and negotiate the profound economic, political and cultural shifts that now define the context in which education takes place. In this way, leadership has become, if indeed it has not always been, a matter of understanding and managing change and steering it towards reform. The course is structured in three sections: the first focuses on how recent changes associated with economic globalization might be understood; the second considers how policy makers around the world are responding to these changes, and finally, the third discusses the ways in which leaders might manage these changes in various educational settings.
Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:
The selection criteria includes previous academic qualifications, academic qualification essay, language skills and motivation.
No work experience is required.
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