Course outline Education
In Education, you attend four to six lectures or small-group seminars and workshops, and one or two hours of supervision per week. You also attend a similar number of lectures, seminars and supervisions for your combination subject (subject dependent). In some cases, this may include fieldwork, or practicals in laboratories or drama studios. You’re assessed at the end of each year. Depending on the subject and papers studied, this may be through coursework (eg dissertations), by practical work (eg drama productions, musical performances, laboratory or fieldwork notebooks) and/or by written examination. Year 1 (Prelim to Part I)
Year 3 (Part II)
You take four papers; two in your combination subject (usually taught by the relevant department) and two in education (taught by the Faculty of Education):
Part II is very flexible with choice from a wide range of options. You take five papers.
• Introduction to the Disciplines of Education – covering the philosophy, psychology, sociology and history of education • Language, Communication and Literacy – exploring the social, psychological and material context within which spoken language and literacy are developed
Year 2 (Part I) In Year 2, you take five papers. Two combination subject papers from a wide choice within each subject, two education papers, and either a further combination subject paper or another education paper. In the two compulsory education papers you continue to study the philosophy, psychology, sociology and history of education. If you take your fifth paper in education you study the Modernity, Globalisation and Education paper; examining the roots of modernity in the Western Enlightenment, its transformations and consequences, its impact on global development and the challenges created for education.
• The compulsory Research and Investigation in Education paper includes an individual enquiry-based study of an educational issue which leads to a 10,000 word dissertation. The project may include work in international settings, or other educational contexts, depending on the topic chosen. • You must take a minimum of two further education papers, at least one of which must be an Advanced Discipline in education (in either the psychology, sociology, philosophy or history of education). The other compulsory education paper can be either a second Advanced Discipline or a Special Paper in education. Special Papers on offer vary from year to year but those currently available include: Children and Literature; Education, Inclusion and Diversity; Creativity and Thinking; and Sociology Statistics and Methods. • Your fourth and fifth papers may be taken from any of the education papers (both Advanced Disciplines and Special Papers) or may be taken in your combination subject.
Modern and Medieval Languages (French, German or Spanish)
English and Drama
Physical Sciences (Chemistry or Physics)
Religious Studies (Theology)
Related courses English
Human, Social, and Political Sciences
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences 100
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Open days 2015 2 July, 3 July – see the Faculty website College open days (arts) Cambridge Open Days – 2 July, 3 July (see p147)