MirandaNet Academy & Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology
Based at Bath Spa University
Directors: Christina Preston, John Cuthell & Steven Coombs
Purposes and vision
The MirandaNet Academy is a joint venture between MirandaNet and the School of Education's Department for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Bath Spa University (BSU). The MirandaNet Academy offers education professionals a postgraduate Professional Master's Programme that accredits a diverse range of professional learning projects and staff development activities.
The programme offers a range of flexible modules that allow participants to develop their own professional practice through action research projects. The MirandaNet Academy offers MirandaNet Fellowships for teachers and World Ecitizens awards for students which recognise the importance of web-publication for peers in the e-journals and the galleries.
MirandaNet Fellows can take advantage of benefits that include
- Flexible part-time enrolment onto the Professional Master's Programme throughout the year for many of the diverse modules. Many different kinds of accreditation route reward professionally executed tasks like team leadership and conference presentations.
- Accreditation of work-based CPD projects through the Professional Master's Programme (PMP) leading to either an MA or MTeach in Professional Learning.
- Substantial discounts on part-time fees and substantial bursaries on full time MA or MTeach Professional Learning or part-time PhD research degree programme.
- Progression onto PhD for those interested in developing an original enquiry through practice-based research.
Learning activities include the development and sponsorship of many different types of Educational technology and ICT projects, especially those with an emphasis on changing professional practices in the educational and training workplace. Such projects can be case studied, reported and accredited through the MirandaNet Academy via the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) located at BSU.
MirandaNet Academy research projects are encouraged to be reported and disseminated through the use of the Website eJournal and other means, e.g. appropriate conference papers and specialist workshops and seminars. An ongoing series of annual MirandaNet Academy seminars, training workshops and conferences are offered through the CEIT. Specialist and bespoke MirandaNet funded research projects (e.g. commissioned by the DfES) are also disseminated and managed through the CEIT on behalf of the MirandaNet Academy.
Management and Location
MirandaNet Academy is managed by a small team of MirandaNet Directors that includes the Chair of the Professional Master's Programme and CEIT from BSU. Whilst the Academy is a virtual research organisation it operates out of Bath Spa’s Newton Park university campus, which is located 4 miles west from Bath’s city centre. Seminars and workshops will be offered at this beautiful campus setting and also within the historic locality of Bath itself.
Correspondence about the MirandaNet Academy should be addressed to:
[MirandaNet Fellowship Brochure] (320KB pdf)