As part of their first year of studies, students on the Early Childhood Education and Care BA (hons) take part in an observational study visit during the second semester.
Students will spend around 12 hours, spread over a minimum of three visits in an early years setting. During the visit they will observe children’s physical, social and emotional development as well as explore how settings work with parents and carers. Continue reading
Now in its fifth year, the School of Education will host its Employability day on 13 February 2018.
The annual event, usually held for students in their second year studying Education BA(Hons), has also this year been opened to students in their final year of the Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) course. Continue reading
Second year students studying the Education BA (Hons) are set to embark on their eight-week placements this February.
Placement learning is a key aspect of the course and students have two separate opportunities to deepen their understanding in different educational settings. The course prides itself on the freedom it offers and students are encouraged to pursue their own pathway in an area they are most passionate about. Continue reading
A brand new society has recently been set up by a group of second year students on the Education BA(hons) course to offer a place to share thoughts, ideas and for students to get to know each other across all courses.
Kallan Thomas, society president said “we wanted to find a way of being able to connect with other cohorts from all undergraduate and postgraduate routes within the School of Education and thought a society would be a great way of building a community.
The society is open to everyone, where you will be able to meet with new people who share a common interest in Education. We are organising social events, movie nights, interesting talks by influential speakers in the Education field and much more”.
The Education Society recently hosted their first event, which was a bowling tournament and the turn out was great!
Mike Hayler and Jess Moriarty are editors of the newly published book: Self-Narrative and Pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning.
The wide variety of placement opportunities available is a distinctive feature of the Early Childhood Education and Care BA which allows students to explore potential career paths and build their CVs.
This year, during semester 2, 20 second year students will embark on their placements as part of the module ‘Understanding Young Children and Young Children’s Services’.
Students will attend placement for 160 hours over a five to ten week period and will be based in organisations such as schools, local authorities, charities and community-led organisations in both the UK and overseas. Continue reading
The employability programme is an annual event organised for second year students prior to going on their eight week placement.
The aim of the event is to ensure students are fully prepared for employment and life after graduation, that they have the skills and knowledge to secure a job, and that they are confident and ready for work. Continue reading