This programme provides a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of education, in particular current concepts, practices and issues. It focuses on the nature of learning and human development and the socio-economic, historical, cultural and political contexts of educational institutions and of the wider society in which learning takes place.
It is also concerned with the differing approaches to knowledge and curricula within institutions, and evaluating the nature of and the outcomes arising from educational processes. This involves debate about the aims of education and the conflicting research paradigms from which educational practices are drawn.
Although the programme does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status, many students do go on to become teachers by taking the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). We strongly advise those students who wish to teach in secondary schools to take a combined honours degree of which 50 per cent will be in Education and the remaining 50 per cent in the school curriculum subject you wish to teach.
The Education Business: Policy, Practice, Systems, and Issues
The Learner and Education
Key Thinkers and Moments in Education
Education, Children and Society
Equity and Citizenship
* Researching Education
* Individual Research: The Enquiry Project