Taught at NTU in Mansfield, this course explores how people develop and learn throughout their lives. It will examine social, cultural, and political aspects of education while considering questions such as: what is education; who is education for; and is education socially just? You will explore education in its broadest sense with modules focused on international education, economic relationships, the effects of globalisation and the role of education in human rights and ecological issues. You’ll examine in-depth the nature of knowledge, our desire to know and understand, and the ways that education contributes to society. You will learn how to analyse educational policies, processes, systems and approaches, and critically examine their impact on society, politics, culture, history and economic contexts. On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Education.
In year one, the course provides a solid grounding for understanding the multi and interdisciplinary nature of education. Multidisciplinary in the way that it draws from Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and Politics, and interdisciplinary in the way that it includes specialised educational fields of study. In year two, the course will cement your theoretical knowledge as you think about how your own research could contribute to the field of education. You will undertake a placement in both years of the course, and spend approximately 300 hours in total across the course on placement. In year one there are six modules each worth 20 credits Academic Skills Key Questions in Education Introduction to Teaching Learning Places Contemporary Issues Educational Contexts In year two there are modules each worth 20 credits and optional modules worth 40 Credits Optional: Professional Practice placement (40 credits) Optional: Teaching Practice placement (40 credits) Education Policy Researching Learning Special Educational Needs Educator Identity
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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