First year modules
- Introduction to Developmental Psychology - Part 1
- Schooling: a social and cultural history
- Philosophy of Education
- Equality and Diversity: Children, Families and Society
- Contemporary Issues in Education: learning communities in higher education
- Contemporary Issues in Education: engaging with research
- Introduction to developmental psychology - Part 2
- Young People and Social Change
Second year modules
- Education Policy and Social Justice
- Researching Childhood and Education
To prepare for the placement you will attend workshops in the Spring of the previous academic year and then negotiate your own placement in an educational context or setting. A minimum of 70 hours of placement learning is expected, although many students do significantly in excess of this. The placement is undertaken at the end of the summer term of the previous academic year to when the module is assessed, over the following summer holiday period or in the early autumn term of the year in which the module is assessed. The assignment is a 4000 word reflective learning journal and you are carefully prepared for writing this.
Recent and past placements have been undertaken in a range of settings, for example: as voluntary teaching assistants in schools; shadowing an education professional; working on an educational research project; leading educational activities on a summer camp or language school; shadowing a prison educator; working in a tutorial school, and; helping in an outdoor education centre. Placements can be based in the UK or in another country overseas. A risk assessment process will help you plan safely for your placement.
You will also choose 60 credits from a list of optional modules including:
- Changing Behaviours: A History
- Ethics in Education
- Individual Differences and Learning
- Social Psychology and Learning
- Study Abroad
Third year modules
Choose 80 credits from a list of optional modules including:
- Critical Approaches to Educational Psychology
- Children as Citizens
- Identity Politics and Everyday Life
- Primary and Early years education: theory and practice
- Professional Development
- Reclaiming Education: past, present and future
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2022. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
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