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BA (Hons) Education with Integrated Foundation Year

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Institution C58

UCAS X306

4 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020 UK fee: £9250

2020 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical entry requirements – individual offers may vary:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent.
  • A GCSE C or 4 in Mathematics and English Language is required.
  • If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Non-standard Application Entry Routes:

The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments.

 

Course content

The BA (Hons) Education degree will consider the development of the individual; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively from childhood to adulthood. 

The BA (Hons) Education degree will enable students to keep their options open regarding future employment, study and professional development.

This course is for those with general interest in education and is structured so that students firstly acquire a sound knowledge base on which a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education is built. Students then apply this knowledge and understanding on work placements and through an independent project in the third year of the course.

Lectures will underpin key concepts and inform critical thinking and seminars and tutorials will enable students to consider, formulate and sustain arguments. A mix of innovative and traditional methods will be used to assess learning.

It will consider the historical development of the concept of education as well as the history of the English education system.

An emphasis on community and society and global citizenship is addressed through modules which consider contemporary issues in education and education in a multi-cultural society.

In terms of supporting you through the course and into your chosen profession there will be a study skills module and modules that focus on education in a range of different arenas.

There will also be a work based placement module which will provide you with some understanding of education in your chosen field.

An independent project worth 30 credits will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect of education which is of interest to you.

Our facilities

Over the past few years we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Where this can take you

This course will provide a firm foundation and maximise opportunities for those who may be thinking about working in:

  • early years settings
  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • colleges of further education
  • higher education
  • the community
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • church and faith organisations
  • prisons
  • hospitals
  • charities
  • international development

Indicative modules

Foundation Year

Learning in the 21st Century

The educational and cultural experiences of children are now linked to the electronic world in all of its guises. The last few decades has seen a dramatic shift in the way children approach learning, knowledge acquisition has been transformed. Children are motivated by the use of technology. Technology impacts their everyday lives both during their leisure time and educational experience. This module investigates how children use technology to support and enhance their learning in different settings. The module will explore how technology can be effectively harnessed to engage, inspire and motivate children.

Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning

Students will be taught through a balance of Tutor and student led activity that will consist of a cohort lectures, school based tasks, seminar discussion and activity. Foregrounding links between theory and practice, this module will enable student teachers to develop an understanding of the statutory frameworks relating to the primary curriculum and EYFS and how these can be used in planning to help ensure continuity and progression in learning. The need to engage and motivate each child and the possibilities and constraints of cross-curricular teaching and learning will be explored. In addition, the module will introduce students to key teacher skills of assessment and behaviour management as well as planning for teaching. The relationship between effective planning, task design, differentiation, teaching and pupil engagement with learning will be explored as student teachers will be challenged to consider behaviour management not simply in terms of rewards and sanctions but in terms of creating a learning-focussed environment. Student teachers will also begin to understand how the teacher as researcher can be effective in shaping classroom practice.

Foundation in Knowledge and Skills

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Learning outdoors

The module aims to provide an opportunity for you to consider the use of the outdoors as an exciting, engaging and purposeful learning environment. You will consider the theory underpinning the use of the outdoors and will reflect upon how and why it can support learners of all ages and abilities.

Valuing individual differences

Teaching and learning methods employed on this module will include lectures, seminars, group discussions, student-led seminars, workshops, problem based learning and Tutorials. Areas covered will develop student understanding of the social, medical and psychological models of disability and social, biological and neurobiological influences on child development and learning. As part of this module, student teachers will observe good practice for pupils with atypical development in an Early Years setting.

Independent study

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The modules that will form the rest of the BA (Hons) Education degree are the ones which emphasise education in the community and society and will include modules such as:

Understanding the Concept of Intelligence

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Education in the Community

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Contemporary Issues in Education

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Learning in the 21st Century

The educational and cultural experiences of children are now linked to the electronic world in all of its guises. The last few decades has seen a dramatic shift in the way children approach learning, knowledge acquisition has been transformed. Children are motivated by the use of technology. Technology impacts their everyday lives both during their leisure time and educational experience. This module investigates how children use technology to support and enhance their learning in different settings. The module will explore how technology can be effectively harnessed to engage, inspire and motivate children.

Education in a Multicultural Society

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Independent Project

This module will enable students to develop skills in: working as an independent learner; showing a sound basis for choices, judgments and decisions; recognizing patterns of continuity and change; understanding the need to be open to new ideas and practices; developing an appreciation of the nature of ambiguities inherent in research; self-knowledge and problem solving Students will need to develop a clearly expressed research question, supported by a review of the current literature in the chosen field and to critically discuss appropriate research methodologies. They will conduct field work related to their chosen research question, analyse their results and draw conclusions which should impact on their practice.

Optional modules may include:

The Arts in Education and Society

‘The arts are not an optional extra – they’re fuelling our economy.’ John Kampfner, CEO, Creative Industries Federation The module will provide an opportunity for you to engage with a range of discourses surrounding arts and society and within the processes of teaching and learning. A range of disciplinary subjects, including Performing Arts, Drama, Theatre, Music, and Visual Art will be explored. Key concepts such as creativity, design, performance and aesthetics will be considered from philosophical, pedagogical and social perspectives. This module will also explore some of the key arts educational debates amongst policy makers, practitioners and researchers in the UK and abroad.

The Humanities in Education and Society

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Science in Education and Society

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International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Different types of assessment modes are employed across modules to enable you to provide evidence of a range of knowledge, skills, understanding and competences developed by the Programme.

These assessment methods include; essays, presentations, examinations, academic posters, lesson plans, lesson commentaries, curriculum packs, an independent project and practical application in a workplace setting.

Assessment procedures ensure that you gain a precise indication of your progress through the Programme, which in turn empowers you to take responsibility for your own learning.

The Programme is designed to ensure that you experience a range of assessment tasks and that the scheduling your assessments is balanced.

Additional Costs

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