Master Online

Learning and Teaching - Educating the Next Generation

9 months
3475 GBP/module
2250 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Learning and Teaching - Educating the Next Generation module from The Open University UK is for anyone interested and involved in educating school-age students. 


We live in a rapidly changing and complex social and digital world – how is this changing the way we think about the kind of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment needed to educate future generations? As you interact with other students on this module, and engage critically with a range of media and published research, you’ll consider current views of education across the globe. From there, you’ll start to form your own vision of how educators can effectively prepare students for their place in the future.

Vocational relevance

This Learning and Teaching - Educating the Next Generation module from The Open University UK was designed to draw on your interest in formal or informal education of children and young people aged between 3 and 19, as well as contribute to your current role or future roles in education. We’ll support you in professional development planning as part of the module’s activities. We’ll encourage you to explicitly reflect on and develop your digital information literacy skills, as you consider their value in your professional context.

Programme Structure

  • Section 1
In the first section, you’ll reflect on the possible purposes for education and a vision for education that would be fit for the future, taking into account three global drivers for change – the environment, demographics (particularly migration) and technology.
  • Section 2
In the next section, you’ll cover different ways of thinking about knowledge; and how these might affect educational changes in response to global drivers, like those in Section 1.
  • Section 3
Thinking about how learning theories implicitly or explicitly shape pedagogical practices, this section unpacks alternative views of classrooms as learning environments. 
  • Section 4
The last section completes the journey through the inter-related dimensions of education – curriculum, pedagogy and assessment – with an examination of how the learning of compulsory school age children is assessed. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have the minimum of a:

  • bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK university, or
  • professional qualification equivalent to a UK bachelors degree, or
  • qualification from a university outside the UK and equivalent to a UK bachelors degree.

We recommend you have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 if English is not your first language.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3475 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3475 GBP per module during 9 months.
  • National

    2250 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 GBP per module during 9 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Learning and Teaching - Educating the Next Generation
The Open University UK


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!