Academic Studies in Education, An Introduction

Module 29094

School of Education

The module explores education as a field of study. In doing this it pulls on the key perspectives of psychology, sociology, history and philosophy and does so with specific reference to policy and applied contexts. It is highly relevant to students who may have a post-graduation study aim of undertaking Initial Teacher Education (e.g. PGCE/ PGDipEd) and a career aim of entering the teaching profession but is also suitable for those with non-teaching further study or career aims or who simply have an interest in this module as a component to their home-subject studies. The module will include relevant coverage across, for example, the English Early Years Foundation Stage, Primary, Secondary and Post-16 ‘phases’ of education as well as teaching & learning, schools and schooling themes..

Module Lead

Dr Tracy Whatmore


20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Directed tasks (20 hours), Guided independent study (160 hours)


3,000 word report (100%)



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