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Tameside College

BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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2.0years

Part-time | 2021

Your course consists of 4 modules.

Year 1

Professional Practice

This module is focused on enhancing your professionalism and practice through structured workplace learning. You'll have the opportunity to explore work-based learning opportunities and employability together with student occupational and professional concepts, principles and techniques, including reflective practice and using established analytical tools. You'll develop and maintain a systematic approach to evidencing and reviewing your professionalism and employability. There's an emphasis on you setting your own work related learning objectives, developing reflective practice and using learning agreements. Your development will normally be supported in the workplace through supervision arrangements.

Improving teaching and Learning

This module will allow you to explore innovative and creative developments in teaching and learning practice. You'll have the opportunity to develop a proposal for innovative practice in your own professional context through a presentation and supporting paper and to evaluate the effectiveness of your intervention through a short presentation and discussion.

Critical Education

This module seeks to explore the social, cultural, political and economic context of education. Assessment is typically via the development of a portfolio analysing the influences on education, a reflexive account of your own personal and professional development and an evaluation of a specific aspect of current educational practice.

Year 2

Reflexive study

This module encourages you to make explicit links between your modules and your own practice, seeking to deepen your understanding of key issues. Assessment is typically via written coursework exploring key themes within education and professional development through reflection on your own professional learning and development.

Research Methodologies

This module explores a range of research strategies and methods, preparing you to assess the value and significance of different approaches to data collection and analysis within your field of study. You’ll learn how to develop your own research design, and how to collect and analyse information in order to find out new things about a topic that you’re interested in. Coursework typically involves developing your own research proposal.

Major Study

This module allows you to pursue your particular interests and demonstrate the breadth of knowledge, understanding and strengths that you have developed during your degree studies. You’ll be supported to select a relevant topic and develop a proposal. This module is your opportunity to bring together everything you have learned in a study of your choosing and you'll typically be assessed via a dissertation.

Modules

Year 1

Professional Practice

This module is focused on enhancing your professionalism and practice through structured workplace learning. You'll have the opportunity to explore work-based learning opportunities and employability together with student occupational and professional concepts, principles and techniques, including reflective practice and using established analytical tools. You'll develop and maintain a systematic approach to evidencing and reviewing your professionalism and employability. There's an emphasis on you setting your own work related learning objectives, developing reflective practice and using learning agreements. Your development will normally be supported in the workplace through supervision arrangements.

Improving teaching and Learning

This module will allow you to explore innovative and creative developments in teaching and learning practice. You'll have the opportunity to develop a proposal for innovative practice in your own professional context through a presentation and supporting paper and to evaluate the effectiveness of your intervention through a short presentation and discussion.

Critical Education

This module seeks to explore the social, cultural, political and economic context of education. Assessment is typically via the development of a portfolio analysing the influences on education, a reflexive account of your own personal and professional development and an evaluation of a specific aspect of current educational practice.

Year 2

Reflexive study

This module encourages you to make explicit links between your modules and your own practice, seeking to deepen your understanding of key issues. Assessment is typically via written coursework exploring key themes within education and professional development through reflection on your own professional learning and development.

Research Methodologies

This module explores a range of research strategies and methods, preparing you to assess the value and significance of different approaches to data collection and analysis within your field of study. You’ll learn how to develop your own research design, and how to collect and analyse information in order to find out new things about a topic that you’re interested in. Coursework typically involves developing your own research proposal.

Major Study

This module allows you to pursue your particular interests and demonstrate the breadth of knowledge, understanding and strengths that you have developed during your degree studies. You’ll be supported to select a relevant topic and develop a proposal. This module is your opportunity to bring together everything you have learned in a study of your choosing and you'll typically be assessed via a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments vary for each module but include essays, presentations, poster presentations, reports and a major empirical study.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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England
£2,978
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Northern Ireland
£2,978
per year
Scotland
£2,978
per year
Wales
£2,978
per year

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