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At Strathclyde you can study Education as a Joint Honours subject or Primary Education which leads to a teaching qualification. Education or Primary Education?

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2 At Strathclyde you can study Education as a Joint Honours subject or Primary Education which leads to a teaching qualification. Education or Primary Education?

3 Education as a discipline – A new subject – Research-led teaching – Education across the life-course – Links to practice – Useful for students who aren’t 100% sure that teaching is the career for them Joint Honours Education

4 You can study Education and … Economics English French History Human Resource Management Italian Journalism and Creative Writing Law Politics Psychology Spanish

5 Joint Honours Education Year 1: – Understanding Education in the 21 st Century – Placement and Curriculum Year 2: – Learners and Learning – Informal Education Year 3: – History and Philosophy of Education – Children and Childhood – Social Pedagogy with Adults Year 4: – Social Issues in Education – Politics and Policy in Education – Social Research Methods – Dissertation – Option – Choose between 40 and 60 credits

6 BA (Hons) Primary Education (X120) Three subjects in first year Placement in all years of the course Education classes with Education students from across the Faculty Curriculum classes Teaching qualification from the GTCS Option of a taught fifth year (MEd) Primary Education

7 Year 1: – Understanding Education in the 21 st Century – Placement and Curriculum(+4) Year 2: – Learners and Learning- Literacy – Mathematics- Placement(+2) Year 3: – History and Philosophy of Education- Social Sciences/ RME – Expressive Arts- STEM – Two Placements Year 4: – Social Issues in Education- Dissertation – Politics and Policy in Education - Social Research Methods – Option- Inclusive Practice – 10 week Placement

8 In first year students study Education and two subjects from this list … Economics English French History Human Resource Management Italian Journalism and Creative Writing Law Politics Psychology Spanish Gaelic(and Science from 2014)

9 Entry Qualifications First sitting AAAB Second sitting AAABB English Higher at B Maths Credit Level; Intermediate 2; National 5

10 Entry Qualifications HNC Early Education and Childcare A in the graded unit PLUS 2 Highers at B (including English) PLUS Maths qualification

11 Application Process Personal statement requires evidence of … a strong commitment to education experience of working with children in a formal setting (preferred) interests beyond the classroom learning from experience

12 Selection Procedures 1300 applicants in 2012; 958 in 2013; 1100 for places offered in 2013/14 Total number of places fixed No interview for first year entry Selection procedure between Year 1 and 2

13 We are looking for students who are… Independent Well organised Diligent Mature in outlook Able to work as part of a team Interested and interesting Determined to make a difference

14 Being a first year at Strathclyde Education lectures are interactive Tutors expect students to contribute during tutorials and to have read in preparation for this Assessments require students to think for themselves Placement is selected and organised independently by the student Professional development opportunities are on offer

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