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Information for applicants to education studies at Bath Spa University 2014

Information for applicants to education studies at Bath Spa University 2014

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  • 1. Welcome to Education Studies Janet Rose & Laura Green j.rose@bathspa.ac.uk l.green2@bathspa.ac.uk 10 February 2014
  • 2. An introduction to education studies programmes: – – – – – – The different awards Core and optional modules Years 2 and 3 Teaching styles Assessment modes After graduation – the PGCE and other options 10 February 2014
  • 3. Why come to BSU? • A leading university in the field of Education Studies providing a broad and flexible range of awards. • Experienced and well qualified team of more than 40 tutors with different backgrounds as qualified teachers, youth workers, academics, authors & researchers. • Highly rated by Ofsted achieving Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ across both Primary and Early Years and Secondary training
  • 4. Awards in Education Studies  Single honours awards in Education Studies, International Education, Early Years Education and Youth and Community (X300, X392, X312, L590)  Combined honours awards in Education Studies and another subject (see prospectus for codes)  Specialised awards leading to a PGCE primary year (3+1) (X301, X390, X311, see prospectus for combined awards codes) 10 February 2014
  • 5. What is ‘Education Studies’? 10 February 2014
  • 6. What is the pattern of study? • The programme is modular • In the 1st year everybody will do 2 subjects • A typical programme is: 12 hrs contact p/w in Y1 • In each year there are core and compulsory and optional modules– this gives you flexibility and choice Core double module in Education Studies 4 hrs per week Core double module in another subject 4 hrs per week Award Compulsory module 2 hrs per week Optional module 2 hrs per week 10 February 2014
  • 7. ED modules in year one • • • • • • • • • • Education for change Introduction to primary schools Childhood narratives Philosophy and thinking Learning lives Spirituality, culture & civilisation Adolescence in a changing world An introduction to international education An introduction to early years education Working with young people in communities You may choose any of these in addition to your award specific requirements 10 February 2014
  • 8. ED4001-40 Education for change Core module 1 Philosophical enquiry: The purposes of education •What is education for? •How should we educate children and young people? 2 Empirical enquiries into learning •What is known about learning? •How do we know about learning? 3 Education and society •What are schools for? •Why are gender, ethnicity and social class of interest to educationalists? 4 Education and globalization •What is globalization? •How is it affecting education around the world? 5 Enquiry skills in education •you conduct an enquiry into education – and learn some research and enquiry skills 10 February 2014
  • 9. Education for Change 10 February 2014
  • 10. The pattern of study in Year 2 • In the 2 year you must take the core ES module and your award specific module • A typical programme is: nd Minimum of 12 hrs contact p/w in Y2 • There are range of optional modules – this gives you flexibility and choice Core double module in Education Studies 4 hrs per week Award Compulsory module 2 hrs per week Optional module 2 hrs per week Optional module 2 hrs per week Optional module 2 hrs per week 10 February 2014
  • 11. Placement Opportunities No matter which pathway you choose you will be offered opportunities to take part in work placements throughout your degree. • Many of the modules offered in Y1, 2 and 3 include compulsory placement opportunities. • Home • Abroad Some of the modules that incorporate placements include: • ED4004 Intro to primary schools (School placement) • ED4013 Working with YP (Y&C placement) • ED5001 Issues in Education (10 day placement that fits pathway) • ED5022 International Education Placement 10 February 2014
  • 12. Year two – Developing a critical understanding of education. Level 5 Module • • • A core module which includes placement in a school or other setting Your award specific module with additional professional focus You could: study abroad (ERASMUS) for half or full year spend further time in schools or other settings. • Choose from 19 optional modules to explore within the following pathways: Inclusion and Diversity Childhood and Early Years Studies International/Global Philosophy, Politics & Sociology Educational Settings and Learning Language and literacy Youth and community 10 February 2014
  • 13. YEAR TWO - LEVEL 5 optional modules Module Code Title Pathway ED5002-20 Values, philosophy & education Philosophy, politics and sociology ED5017-20 The sociology of education Philosophy, politics and sociology ED5003-20 Understanding classrooms Educational settings and learning ED5010-20 Learning through drama Educational settings and learning ED5013-20 Literacy learning in a multimedia world Educational settings and learning; Language and literacy ED5015-20 Learning, talk and dialogic teaching Educational settings and learning Language and literacy ED5016-20 Environment and education Educational settings and learning ED5019-20 Learning through the arts Educational settings and learning ED5011-20 Linguistic diversity in schools and communities Language, literacy and diversity
  • 14. YEAR TWO - LEVEL 5 optional modules - CONTINUED Module Code Title Pathways ED5006-20 Social and educational inclusion Inclusion and diversity ED5014-20 Supporting learners with additional support needs Inclusion and diversity ED5025-20 Supporting children’s behaviour Inclusion and diversity ED5004-20 International and global ED5024-20 Education and development with reference to subSaharan Africa Learning in Global Citizenship ED5022-20 International placement International and global ED5007-20 Care, development and learning: birth to five Childhood studies ED5008-20 Professional practice: birth to five Available only to those on Single Honours EY Childhood studies ED5026-20 Working in the community Youth & Community Studies ED5027 Growing Up & Living in Communities Youth & Community Studies International and global
  • 15. School of Education International Study Bursary • If you are in receipt of a BSU bursary or Disabled Student Allowance will also be eligible to receive a School of Education International Study Bursary. • The bursary is to contribute to travel and living expenses of students undertaking an optional study visit as part of one of our international education modules. • The bursary would be in the region of £100-£500 per student. Further details will be available when you start your degree. 10 February 2014
  • 16. Year three – researching in-depth your areas of interest • Teaching and professionalism Dissertation (core module) • Early Years •Summer-born pupils 'being stuck in lowest ability sets‘ • International education • Youth and community studies •Tablets in the classroom • 18 optional modules •Good maths at 10 adds £2k to pupils' future earnings 10 February 2014
  • 17. Teaching methods: lectures / seminars / tutorials 10 February 2014
  • 18. How will you be assessed? All coursework, including: • Essays • Discussions of research • Seminar presentations (group) • Research report • Professional work in a school (placement) • On-line tasks 10 February 2014
  • 19. . Telegraph.co.uk Monday 11 March 2013 Education Graduate jobs: Top 10 degree subjects for getting a job ….94.8% of all those leaving university with degrees relating to education picked up work or further study right away.
  • 20. What does Education Studies equip you to do? • Professional qualifications – Take a PGCE route into early years, primary or secondary teaching • Employment – Work in fields related to education, such as educational administration, educational research, education officer with an NGO – Working with learners in a variety of situations • Further study – Take a Masters’ Degree in Education Studies 10 February 2014
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