The REAL Centre is a space for new researchers to train in various specialities, such as curriculum, sociology of education, policy development and analysis, political economy of education, statistics, and ethnography while contributing to a broader multi-disciplinary research agenda at the same time.
The current research streams in the Centre for Researching Education and Labour include Occupational and Professional knowledge; Economy and Education Relationships; Industrial Policy, Industrial Relations, and Skill Formation Systems; Political Economy of Skill; Vocational Pedagogy; Sectors and Skills; Youth Unemployment; Barriers to Work and Learning; Youth/Work Transitions; Social Inequalities and Labour Markets; Skills to support a green economy and skills for sustainability within work.
MEd specialisation at the Wits School of Education
The Master of Education specialisation in Education and Work is aimed at those interested in improving their insight into education and the economy, education and social and economic development, and education and the world of work. The package is of particular value to researchers investigating these areas, public sector workers, people with experience or interest in working in colleges, conducting ororganising workplace-based training, working in development- oriented NGOs, SETAs, development organisations, or other educational settings, who are interested in the complex intersection of theory and practice around education/work relationships in policy, training, and workplaces.
The MEd comprises three courses: