Bishop Grosseteste University Education Studies

Bishop Grosseteste University Education Studies

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This course will provide you with an excellent understanding of education in its widest sense, nationally and globally, and is a great choice if you are interested in a career in teaching or are thinking about working in other education-related areas. It will provide you with a deep and reflective knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in education, directly related to everyday practice. You’ll debate education policy, find out more about the drivers of educational change in England today and critically consider different approaches to schools and schooling, both within the UK and globally.

What you will study

During your study of Education, you will cover a variety of ideas and issues directly relevant and applicable to the process and practice of education today. As well as considering current educational practice many issues are drawn from sociological, psychological, cultural, historical and political perspectives.

In your first year all students will study four 30 credit modules. Combined Honours students will study two ‘core’ modules within Education Studies and two modules drawn from their other subject discipline; Single Honours students will study all modules outlined below.

The first ‘core’ module draws on psychological perspectives on learning, and applies these to both your own learning journey and to learning and teaching in schools today. A particular focus is the development of your own learning at University, and we carefully integrate study skills into this first module to support you in your academic work. The second ‘core’ 30 credit module examines pupils’ learning through sociological ‘lenses’ and you will consider a variety of factors that affect how well pupils ‘do’ in school and find out how teachers and schools can help all young people achieve their potential. Both ‘core’ modules include: a weekly placement in a school setting to provide you with the opportunity to both understand the theories through first-hand experience and to begin to develop secure  professional and practical employability skills.

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