Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)

Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)


Education, Society and Childhood, BA (Hons)

This degree will explore the concept of education and the role that it plays in today’s society by examining how education systems continue to be shaped by social, political and economic factors. You will assess the impact that these factors have on young people, their identity and development.

You will explore the long-term outcomes for young people and understand how society supports them so that they develop to their full potential. You will then use this knowledge to address a broad range of themes including schooling, mental health and wellbeing.

You will have opportunities within this degree to explore areas of interest to develop your specialist knowledge which may support your future employment prospects.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (1 day per week compulsory, plus additional flexible attendance)
Part time: 4 years
Start date:
September 2024
Location:
Winter Gardens
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: BECS
Campus: WG
Awarding institution:
Bath Spa University
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part time: £6,675 per year
Additional information about this course:
All students are also required to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an additional cost of £50


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Education, Society and Childhood looks at the way young people learn and develop within the education system and society. This course has been designed with employability in mind and has been written to enable you to engage with issues and developments affecting education and relevant sectors.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with professionals, employers/placement providers which will allow you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career path.

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Kirsty Webber
Lecturer - Early Years

Kirsty teaches on UCW's Early Years and Education, Society and Childhood degree courses. Kirsty graduated from Bath Spa University with an honours degree in Early Years and is currently working towards completing her Masters qualification in Education at UWE. Kirsty works part-time and also leads a pre-school setting in North Somerset for children 2-5 years and has worked within the sector within various roles for over thirteen years. Kirsty has an academic interest in supporting children with additional needs, and is SENCO within the pre-school setting she leads. Kirsty is also interested in strategies to support staff and children's wellbeing.
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Liz Provis
VTA - Early Years & Education

Liz teaches on UCW Early Years Education and Education, Society and Childhood degree programmes. Liz is also placement co-ordinator supporting and observing students within their practice. Liz graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and is currently working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Falmouth University. Liz has worked within the early years sector as a nursery manager with a passion for delivering and valuing a child-centred approach and collaborative working practices. Liz has taught and supported early years students to achieve their apprenticeships. Liz believes in valuing the child's voice and supporting the unique child through play and a responsive pedagogy. Liz is looking to progress on to her Masters in Education in the future.
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Anna Larkin
Lecturer - Education, Society and Childhood

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Susie Score
Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

Susie Score is the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Education and Early Years. She teaches on the BA Early Years Education and BA Education, Society and Childhood at UCW. Susie graduated from Plymouth University with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, she also holds a Masters degree in Early Years Education with UCL. Susie has focused on language and literacy development and the early years professional role within her research, and has a particular interest in promoting social justice.
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Lauren Pring
Lecturer - Early Years

Lauren teaches on UCW’s Early Years and Education, Society & Childhood degree courses. Lauren graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and holds a postgraduate teaching qualification in Higher Education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently studying for a Masters qualification in Education. Lauren has a background in teaching early years education as a childminder and worked as a lead practitioner for the local authority mentoring students and practitioners. Lauren believes in the importance of a child-centre approach to education, one that is committed to learning through play. Her areas of academic interest include the development of playful pedagogies and reflective processes in education.
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    Kirsty Webber
    Lecturer - Early Years

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    Liz Provis
    VTA - Early Years & Education

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    Anna Larkin
    Lecturer - Education, Society and Childhood

    Student - Susie Scores image

    Susie Score
    Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

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    Lauren Pring
    Lecturer - Early Years

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      Lecturer - Early Years

      Kirsty teaches on UCW's Early Years and Education, Society and Childhood degree courses. Kirsty graduated from Bath Spa University with an honours degree in Early Years and is currently working towards completing her Masters qualification in Education at UWE. Kirsty works part-time and also leads a pre-school setting in North Somerset for children 2-5 years and has worked within the sector within various roles for over thirteen years. Kirsty has an academic interest in supporting children with additional needs, and is SENCO within the pre-school setting she leads. Kirsty is also interested in strategies to support staff and children's wellbeing.
      Student - Liz Proviss image
      Liz Provis
      VTA - Early Years & Education

      Liz teaches on UCW Early Years Education and Education, Society and Childhood degree programmes. Liz is also placement co-ordinator supporting and observing students within their practice. Liz graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and is currently working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Falmouth University. Liz has worked within the early years sector as a nursery manager with a passion for delivering and valuing a child-centred approach and collaborative working practices. Liz has taught and supported early years students to achieve their apprenticeships. Liz believes in valuing the child's voice and supporting the unique child through play and a responsive pedagogy. Liz is looking to progress on to her Masters in Education in the future.
      Student - Anna Larkins image
      Anna Larkin
      Lecturer - Education, Society and Childhood

      Student - Susie Scores image
      Susie Score
      Curriculum Co-ordinator - Early Years

      Susie Score is the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Education and Early Years. She teaches on the BA Early Years Education and BA Education, Society and Childhood at UCW. Susie graduated from Plymouth University with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, she also holds a Masters degree in Early Years Education with UCL. Susie has focused on language and literacy development and the early years professional role within her research, and has a particular interest in promoting social justice.
      Student - Lauren Prings image
      Lauren Pring
      Lecturer - Early Years

      Lauren teaches on UCW’s Early Years and Education, Society & Childhood degree courses. Lauren graduated from Bath Spa University with an Honours degree in Early Years Education and holds a postgraduate teaching qualification in Higher Education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently studying for a Masters qualification in Education. Lauren has a background in teaching early years education as a childminder and worked as a lead practitioner for the local authority mentoring students and practitioners. Lauren believes in the importance of a child-centre approach to education, one that is committed to learning through play. Her areas of academic interest include the development of playful pedagogies and reflective processes in education.
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        This degree will explore the concept of education and the role that it plays in today’s society by examining how education systems continue to be shaped by social, political and economic factors. You will assess the impact that these factors have on young people, their identity and development.

        You will explore the long-term outcomes for young people and understand how society supports them so that they develop to their full potential. You will then use this knowledge to address a broad range of themes including schooling, mental health and wellbeing.

        You will have opportunities within this degree to explore areas of interest to develop your specialist knowledge which may support your future employment prospects.

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