Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 08/10/2014
College College Social Sciences
School School of Education
Department Education & Social Justice
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Education Full-time
Programme Code 5765
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme BA (Hons) Education students learn about education as a process of human, cultural and social development that takes place in contexts including school, college and university, the family, the workplace and communities. The programme is a multi-disciplinary social sciences degree in a department that produces world-leading research. Students will think critically about current questions in education through study in psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. Students are equipped with the skills and competences to progress into a wide variety of graduate employment in different fields. For those students who wish to progress into teacher training or other careers in education, the programme supports that aim through applied modules where they use research knowledge in practice settings.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The contribution of psychology, sociology, history and philosophy as foundation disciplines within the field of education, and their utility for understanding local, national and international education
Theories and research that underpin our ideas of human learning and development, and how these are contextualised social and culturally, and in different educational settings.
The production of educational identities, practices and outcomes in social, cultural and economic contexts, and how policy and politics shape educational institutions and address inequalities.
The historical emergence of educational systems and institutional forms, the purposes of education, ideas of what it means to be educated, and the role of education in conditioning character and behaviour and consolidating social groups
The core concepts that define education and fundamental educational questions about the nature of learning, knowledge, and the relation of education to freedom, equality, prosperity, and personal fulfilment.
The construction of professional identities and the relation of values and principles to professional practices in educational settings.
Lectures, seminars, workshop, on-line learning, placement practices.
Formal examinations, assessed coursework taking a variety of formats.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The ability to communicate effectively in a range of settings (seminar discussion, ICT, presentations and in written work) using strategies and genres appropriate to each
Key skills of time and resource management and of communication and reflective practice in a manner consistent with both undergraduate study, and in employment contexts that involve children
The ability to collaborate and plan as part of a team, to carry out roles allocated by the team, and to keep to agreed responsibilities.
To work effectively as part of a learning community to develop and express personal intellectual positions and values.
The ability to think critically in all areas of undergraduate study from research, planning, reading and writing, to discussion, debate and problem solving, and to apply these skills to contemporary debates in education.
Lectures, seminars, workshops, personal tutorials, learning diaries, presentations, and on-line learning and placement practices.
Formal examinations, assessed coursework, group work, seminar presentations, electronic discussions and placement practice.