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The health, status and future of undergraduate degrees in Education: the view of programme leaders

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Dr Mark Pulsford

B1.37 Social Science Building,

University of Warwick

Dr Mark Pulsford and Dr Becky MorrisLink opens in a new window from Warwick’s Department of Education Studies, along with Dr Ross PurvesLink opens in a new window from the Institute of Education UCL, have recently completed a project exploring the views and experiences of undergraduate programme/course leadersLink opens in a new window. You can read their summary report and recommendations hereLink opens in a new window.

Funded by the British Education Studies Association (BESA)Link opens in a new window, this project focused on how undergraduate Education Studies programmes (and similar courses with different names) are faring within the contemporary UK Higher Education and Further Education contexts. It aimed to contribute to the evolution and development of the field through understanding programme leaders’ (PLs) views of their courses and the subject area more widely.

During the first half of 2020, 71 PLs of Education-related undergraduate degrees and 61 PLs of non-Education related undergraduate degrees completed our online survey. Following this, we conducted 11 individual interviews with Education PLs based in different institutional settings.

To date, we have presented our findings in a BESA webinar and at the BESA Annual Conference. You can read our Project Findings Initial Summary Report (June 2021) by clicking hereLink opens in a new window.