A new Glasgow University qualification, the first of its type in Scotland, will enable teachers to explore classics of children's literature in great depth.
The Masters of Education in children's literature and literacies "affords course members the opportunity to take a literary and critical stance to well-loved texts, as well as introducing them to contemporary authors and texts which push the boundaries of children's literature", the organisers explain.
Julie McAdam, a member of the programme team, said it "aims to move beyond traditional children's literature courses to allow professionals to look at the ways in which literature has evolved, as well as how it can be used in learning contexts".
The M.Ed is designed for any specialist with an interest in education, library services and English and Scottish literature, and will allow students to conduct research in their workplace. There are five core courses, one research course and a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words.
It can be taken part- or full-time but, given that most students are likely to be in employment, it is expected that much coursework will be done at weekends and in the evening, and through online activities.
More information is available from programme co-ordinator Evelyn Arizpe
T 0141 330 1920