University Of Chichester Education

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University Of Chichester Education

University Of Chichester Education

The BA (Hons) Education an emphasis on community and society this three years honours programme is designed to develop employability skills as well as a knowledge and understanding of education in its widest terms. It will provide a firm foundation for those who may be thinking about a career in teaching at any level, as well as those who may wish to work in the community or with organisations which have an educational component to their work. It is designed to maximise career opportunities in; museums, art galleries, church and faith organisations, prisons, hospitals, charities or international development.

Course content

The BA (Hons) Education degree will consider the development of the individual; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively from childhood to adulthood.

The BA (Hons) Education degree will enable students to keep their options open regarding future employment, study and professional development.

This course is for those with general interest in education and is structured so that students firstly acquire a sound knowledge base on which a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education is built. Students then apply this knowledge and understanding on work placements and through an independent project in the third year of the course.

Lectures will underpin key concepts and inform critical thinking and seminars and tutorials will enable students to consider, formulate and sustain arguments. A mix of innovative and traditional methods will be used to assess learning.

It will consider the historical development of the concept of education as well as the history of the English education system.

An emphasis on community and society and global citizenship is addressed through modules which consider contemporary issues in education and education in a multi-cultural society.

In terms of supporting you through the course and into your chosen profession there will be a study skills module and modules that focus on education in a range of different arenas.

There will also be a work based placement module which will provide you with some understanding of education in your chosen field.

An independent project worth 30 credits will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect of education which is of interest to you.

Our facilities

Over the past few years we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Teaching and assessment

The teaching and learning strategies employed on the programme are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge, understanding and practice.

You will be challenged to go further than tackling immediate issues. You will be given opportunities to apply your knowledge flexibly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.

There will be at emphasis on you asking questions, generating hypotheses and providing explanations that are indicative of undergraduate scholarship.

We expect you to be proactive, responsive and responsible for your own learning.

Modules are the basic unit of the programme the structure of which is designed in accordance with the University modular scheme framework, whereby a single module is worth 15 credits with normally 30 hours of contact time and a further 120 hours of independent study.

You will need to gain 120 credits at each level in order to progress to the next level. This means that you will require 360 credits in order to graduate.

The taught modules are structured to allow for lectures, workshops, practical sessions, outdoor learning experiences, field trips, case studies, whole group and sub-group activities as appropriate for the study of each module theme.

You will work with an innovative tutor team and engage in learning in many different ways.

Different types of assessment modes are employed across modules to enable you to provide evidence of a range of knowledge, skills, understanding and competences developed by the Programme.

These assessment methods include; essays, presentations, examinations, academic posters, lesson plans, lesson commentaries, curriculum packs, an independent project and practical application in a workplace setting.

Assessment procedures ensure that you gain a precise indication of your progress through the Programme, which in turn empowers you to take responsibility for your own learning.

The Programme is designed to ensure that you experience a range of assessment tasks and that the scheduling your assessments is balanced.