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Thursday 25 May 2017 – 4.00 – 6.00 pm

NEW FOR JANUARY 2018

Subject to validation from Middlesex University in September 2017 (in process), we will be offering two part-time degree programmes online.

BA (Hons) Jewish Education

MA Jewish Education

For some more information about both of these programmes, see below.

 

BA (Hons) in Jewish Education

This part-time, online degree will start teaching in January 2018, subject to final validation by Middlesex University in September 2017.

Target Audiences: The degree is aimed at international students who wish to combine academic studies with employment or other responsibilities.

Subjects to be covered: Students will study a wide range of topics designed to cover the essentials of classroom pedagogy while considering the necessities of Jewish Studies teaching. Early topics include Reflections on Professional Practice, Jewish Pedagogy, How Children Learn and How Teachers Teach, Principles of Teaching and Learning in Jewish Studies and The Jewish Studies Curriculum. Further topics are Investigating Child Development within Jewish Studies, Understanding Diversity in the Jewish Studies Classroom and Managing a Jewish Studies Classroom. Later in the course, these topics are developed further and students also have the opportunity to carry out, with guidance, some independent research.

Structure of the sessions: As an online course, participants have considerable flexibility in how they organise their time for the different modules. Each module has a mixture of the range of activities used for online learning programmes.

Total number of hours: Over the course of a year, students study a maximum of 90 credits which are likely to occupy them for 225 hours of learning activities.

Frequency of training: This is at the discretion of the individual student. There is the flexibility of studying a little on a daily basis or a more concentrated burst when a longer period of time can be allocated.

Profiles of presenters/experts: The Programme Director and one of the key teachers is Jonathan Bach (Director of Teacher Training Programmes at LSJS). Other teachers include Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum (Dean of LSJS), Sarah Wagman (Secondary School Co-ordinator at LSJS and an experienced Modern Foreign Languages teacher) and Nicky Weisfeld (Deputy Programme Director at LSJS and an experienced educational consultant). Other faculty who have taught on the LSJS Face-to-Face programme will be involved in the teaching of the degree.

Location of training: The online programme will be based wherever the students live. There will be some shared time for common online activities.

Timeframe: Most students are likely to finish the degree over a four year period although a Fast Track option for three years may be possible for students who are able to demonstrate and be accredited for sufficient prior learning.

 

MA in Jewish Education

This part-time, online degree will start teaching in January 2018, subject to final validation by Middlesex University in September 2017.

Target Audiences: The degree aims to contribute to the improvement of standards of Jewish education by developing critically reflective, confident, effective, ethical and professionally capable Jewish educators and educational leaders. It is aimed at international students with some experience in the world of education, either as classroom teachers, community educators and Rabbis or in other ways, who wish to combine academic studies with employment or other responsibilities.

Subjects to be covered: In the first year, students study Jewish Education: Traditional Sources and Contemporary Issues, Teaching and Learning in Jewish Education and one of five options: Leadership and Management in Jewish Education, Pedagogy of Jewish Studies, Teaching Jewish History, Adult Jewish Education or Informal Jewish Education. In the second year, students opt to study either ‘Advanced Leadership and Management in Jewish Education’ or ‘Models of Jewish Education: Schooling in a Historical and Global Context’. They conclude by writing an extended Dissertation which is intended to enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the scope of contemporary research in Jewish education and an appreciation of relevant research in education studies.

Structure of the sessions: As an online course, participants have considerable flexibility in how they organise their time for the different modules. Each module has a mixture of the range of activities used for online learning programmes.

Total number of hours: Over the course of a year, students study 90 credits which are likely to occupy them for 225 hours of learning activities.

Frequency of training: This is at the discretion of the individual student. There is the flexibility of studying a little on a daily basis or a more concentrated burst when a longer period of time can be allocated.

Profiles of presenters/experts: The Programme Director and one of the key teachers is Dr Tamra Wright, Director of Academic Studies at LSJS. Other teachers include Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum (Dean of LSJS), Rabbi Michael Pollak (LSJS Teaching Fellow), Barry Kleinberg (LSJS Teaching Fellow and lecturer at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Dr Helena Miller (Director of Research and Evaluation at United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) and senior editor of The International Handbook of Jewish Education). Other faculty who have taught on the LSJS Face-to-Face programme will be involved in the teaching of the degree.

Location of training: The online programme will be based wherever the students live. There will be some shared time for common online activities.

Timeframe: Most students are likely to finish the degree over a two year period. There is a Fast Track option to complete in one year which may be possible for students who are able to demonstrate and be accredited for sufficient prior learning.

 

DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

BA (Hons) Jewish Education

MA Jewish Education

Develop your career and enhance your knowledge and skills in Jewish education.

 

DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

MA Jewish Studies

Follow the LSJS pathway and learn from both the King’s and LSJS expert course faculties.

 

If you are interested in any further information, please email info@lsjs.ac.uk