London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This thought provoking course is designed to tackle the big questions concerning education today, as well as giving you insight into the everyday practice in schools and other educational institutions. This is a combined honours course, giving you the academic qualification required to become a subject specialist in a variety of educational contexts.

**More about this course**

Complex, modern societies depend on education to keep our economy going so that we are warm, healthy and fed.

Studying education raises many big questions, and during this course you will take part in some of the most important discussions affecting education today.

' What do we mean by a good education and what does it mean to be educated?

' Why do we insist that children spend more and more time in school while technology is changing what, where, when and with whom we can learn?

' Does education have anything meaningful to say about who we are in diverse, multicultural and globalising societies?

' Why do we find that there is such disagreement about the answers to these questions?

' This course marries English Literature with Education Studies, so you’ll also learn about the theoretical, cultural and historical contexts behind some of the most valued and influential texts in our history

You will gain excellent literary, verbal and presentation skills and competency with new technologies. Along with finely developed critical thinking, reading and writing skills, this will give you a set of highly transferable skills to help you succeed in today’s competitive job market.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Prose Literature (core, 30 credits)

Making Sense of Education (core, 30 credits)

Romantics to Victorians (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Knowledge, Ideologies and Curricula (core, 30 credits)

Qualitative Educational Research in Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits

Victorians to Moderns (core, 30 credits)

Becoming a Teacher (option, 15 credits)

Children's Literature in Multicultural Classrooms (option, 15 credits)

Education Policy in Historical and Social Contexts (option, 30 credits)

History of Critical Thinking (option, 30 credits)

Multilingualism and Learning Languages (option, 15 credits)

Peer Mentoring in Practice (option, 15 credits)

Personal Wellbeing and Educational Outcomes (option, 15 credits)

Religion and Education in Contemporary Society (option, 15 credits)

The Literature of Childhood (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Project (Creative Writing and English Literature) (alternative core, 30 credits)

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (option, 30 credits)

Literary London (option, 15 credits)

Moderns to Contemporaries (option, 30 credits)

Philosophy, Enlightenment and Education (option, 15 credits)

Race, Empire and Education (option, 15 credits)

Rethinking Childhood and Children's Lives in Education and Schooling (option, 30 credits)

Science Education and Public Understanding (option, 15 credits)

Social Pedagogies and the Public Intellectual (option, 30 credits)

Sport, Education and Society (option, 15 credits)

Why Literature Matters (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees