Religious Studies and Education Studies
This innovative course provides the essential skills and knowledge of Education Studies and Religious issues. A key progression route, is to a PGCE programme. Central to the course is an opportunity for you to develop your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment.
Education Studies aims to provide invaluable insights into learning, teaching and education systems. It introduces students to a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry. Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, religious, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning. The diversity of learning, classrooms and schools in contemporary society will be examined, alongside the impact of globalisation and international issues and perspectives.
This educational theme is applied in the study of religions in the local community, where you explore the issues that concern religious leaders and their communities. Learning will be at the heart of this.
To take into account
the subject knowledge, underlying theories, values and principles of Education Studies. the different contexts in which learning can take place and the range of different participants and issues in the learning process. personal value systems, developments and practices with reference to concepts and theories encountered in Education Studies, particularly social justice, inclusion and globalisation. knowledge and understanding of religion and religions in a variety of historical, social and local contexts. knowledge, understanding and application of theories and methods to analyse religion and religions. analyse the relationship between religion and wider society, relating subject knowledge to contemporary debates about religion in educational contexts.
2019 Entry BBC from ‘A’ levels BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D* Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction). If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here Other Requirements. Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level
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What you'll learn on the course
- Religious Studies
- Education Studies
The core first year modules lay the foundation for the subjects and introduce students to current themes and debates. This covers the key theoretical questions underpinning Education Studies as well as the theory and methods for the study of religion. This is accompanied by an opportunity to develop a chronological and conceptual overview of the major religious traditions.
In Years 2 and 3 you study specific religious traditions and explore a range of social and philosophical issues. In the final year the project allows you to investigate an issue in education in depth, while fieldwork allows an investigation of an aspect of a current religious issue.
Through the course, students are encouraged to extend and apply their knowledge in modules which involve them in a range of stimulating activities and processes, leading discussions, presenting and carrying out research, undertaking placements and fieldwork, and using a range of electronic formats. Extensive use is made of technology to enhance learning, through the PebblePad ePortfolio system students use blogs, wikis and forums for collaborative learning.