As a Liberal Arts student you will think self-reflectively about education itself: What purpose should education serve?
How should learning be approached? What is the relationship between systems of education and the societies that they reflect or – alternatively – hope to bring about?
A Liberal Arts pathway in Education allows you to consider these questions at a deeper critical level. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of education as a diverse field of study and an appreciation of its truly transformative power.
Why study the Education pathway?
You will develop a view of education that is critical, contemporary, and international. You will draw on and develop a range of vital skills – such as flexibility, curiosity and reflection – as you encounter and work with a variety of perspectives on education.
Liberal Arts students will be well placed to embrace the interdisciplinarity of Education Studies:
- Engage with thinking from psychology and philosophy as you study how and why we learn.
- Look to sociology and literature to understand the position and representation of young people in culture and society.
- Consider political debates as you analyse how education is shaped by, and informs, current affairs.
By taking this multifaceted approach, you’ll find new ways to understand and affect the lives of people in the local area and communities further afield.
You may be interested in the following Education modules:
- Creativity, Culture, and Learning; Globalisation and Education;
- Masculinities, Fatherhood and Young Children;
- Children's Literature in Childhood.
- To proceed on this pathway you must study one module from any core or optional first-year Education modules.
- Module offerings change annually and so individual modules may vary.
Visit the Education Studies website for more information on the Education modules.