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Seven ways my Master’s has improved my teaching

Head of year Dave Stephenson recently completed his Master’s in learning and teaching. In this article, he describes the seven positive effects the experience has had for his teaching practice

In September 2019, I took up a place at the University of Oxford to study for a part-time Master of Science Degree in Learning and Teaching.

I had just completed my second year as a qualified teacher of history and felt that there was still much to learn about my subject and the broader art of teaching.

It was my hope that undertaking the degree would make me a better educator. Now, four months after completing the degree, I have been reflecting on the impact my studies have had on my teaching and the lessons I have learnt. I can distil these reflections down to seven areas.

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