In order to solve old and emerging problems in Higher Education, we need a laboratory for new practices and experimenters who will develop them. We believe SAS should become such a lab. And we also believe that experimenters can and should be trained. We have developed a Master’s program to do just that.
The curriculum of Master of Arts in Experimental Higher Education (X-HE) is experiment-driven. Within the program, you will:
- Conduct your own experiments: come up with a new teaching method, design and deliver your own course, affect the whole curriculum;
- Develop your personal vision for the future of Higher Education;
- Obtain strategic and tactical skills to turn your experiments into lasting innovations.
The program is cohort-based. By the end of the program, you will build a professional community of X-HE graduates to rely upon during your whole career.
X-HE is academically grounded. You will study instructional design, organizational change, and applied philosophy of Higher Education. An ongoing professional seminar integrates your coursework and reflections on experimenting.
You will spend Year 1 at SAS, Tyumen. SAS offers a unique fusion of a liberal arts education and interdisciplinary research. You will interact with international faculty of SAS on a daily basis and experiment on its educational model. At the end of Year 1, you will present an original idea of an innovation to the board of national influencers.
In Year 2 you will be placed at another institution to implement a larger experimental project. You will continue your studies online and visit SAS for a week-long module each quarter. You will learn diplomacy, team management, and scaling innovations. At the end of Year 2, you will present your experiment to the international board to increase your global visibility.
Upon completing X-HE, you will have developed a portfolio of experiments and a statement of your personal educational philosophy.