Master of Education in Learning Sciences and Educational Innovation Program
The Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education launched the Master of Education in Learning Sciences and Educational Innovation program in August 2015. This interdisciplinary program focuses on human learning, learning process design and facilitation skills, as well as developing educational innovations for various social contexts.
This program provides a learning space that balances the arts and sciences of learning sciences and educational innovation to enable learners to understand learning and education from various perspectives, such as those offered by science and technology, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Throughout the program, students are exposed to theories, innovations and case studies related to learning and education from various contexts both domestically and internationally. Students get to practice designing learning processes and educational innovations on the basis of research that matches their individual interests and abilities. Diverse faculty members and external experts support students closely in their academic and professional practice.
The program aims to foster students’ growth as thinkers, planners, policy makers, educators, and practitioners based on their individual abilities, skills and interests. It offers a learning atmosphere that facilitates students’ understanding and respect for differences in individual learning styles, as well as for the need to provide inclusive and equitable learning processes and education in order to develop communities, society and the nation on a sustainable basis.
Graduate characteristics and career prospects
Graduates from this program are equipped with critical and creative thinking skills. They have a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of learning theories, as well as analytic, design and learning facilitation skills. These skills lend themselves to integration of knowledge, skills and practice for various applications and educational development in diverse social contexts.
Graduates can expect to work in fields related to learning and education in all sectors. They respect their own as well as others’ perspectives; understand their fellow human beings and the needs of diverse learners and members of communities, organizations and society. They understand the contextual limitations of learning and education, which enable them to adapt to such contexts, and treat diverse learners in a just and friendly manner. They develop new knowledge and innovations related to learning sciences and education by making use of their existing knowledge base, experiences, research and self-study.
• Educators dealing with human learning
• Learning facilitators working on human development
• Human resources professionals working on professional development
• Instructors and directors in basic and higher education institutions
• Researchers in the fields of learning sciences and educational innovation
• Leaders in organizations dealing with human development and learning innovation
• Social entrepreneurs who use learning processes to change society
• Educational technologists developing learning innovations
Cost of studying in the program
Costs are determined on the basis of Thammasat University’s regulations on graduate-level special program fees.