...not only because of the intellectual rigour and the excitement it generates, but also because of the authenticity of voice and sense of independence the Education Studies learning community develops in its students'.
The Education Studies programme has a carefully thought out model of intellectual progression. As we will encourage you to develop your own ideas and philosophies of education, we think it important that the course reflects our own philosophy of education.
Our model has three stages.
- In level 4 we ask you to reflect upon your own educational experiences, to compare them with those of others and to comment on how they have influenced or affected you. We will provide various contexts in which these discussions can take place.
- In level 5 we ask you to suspend the personal in order to engage with a variety of social, political, philosophical and cultural perspectives and theories. We see level 5 as a vital building block in developing a more informed, thoughtful and authoritative student voice.
- This voice begins to emerge in level 6 when the newly acquired knowledge of perspectives and theories is concretely applied as critique in the real world.
If you wish to read about our philosophy of education in more detail, you could read the article 'What is Education Studies' in Educational Studies Vol 27, No 1 March 2001 pp.3-15.
For an overview of our course please go to BA (Hons) Education Studies