M.Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education
The M.Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education (M.EdLWE) as a programme of study in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, is intended to provide participants, including teachers, school and community leaders, educators and trainers, with the skills to assume leadership positions in the much-needed promotion of wellbeing in schools, workplaces, the community, and other institutions and settings.
The promotion of wellbeing is gaining an increased profile in many settings, including education. Hence the importance and relevance of the M Ed in Leadership of Wellbeing in Education
The programme modules focus on various aspects of well-being, including the concept of distributed leadership and applies the concept specifically to leading wellbeing in schools. The programme also examines how pupil voice can be utilised to shape effective pedagogy. This aligns with current research practice in the implementation of the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice (DES 2019).
There is a significant focus on the concept of teacher wellbeing as a key element of effective leadership in the area of wellbeing in education. The promotion of teacher wellbeing is also significant, with participants being facilitated to reflect on how they internalise the concept in their own lives.
Participants are provided with the opportunity to conduct high-level research including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research designs in their programme assignments and in undertaking educational research. By enabling participants to conduct high level research in relation to wellbeing in education, this provides students with a strong evidence base for future school initiatives.
The programme demonstrates ways in which wellbeing can be promoted across the curriculum, recognising the impact of the hidden curriculum and the role of the many key stakeholders in education