How to identify and distinguish between key traditions, themes and problems in relevant fields of educational practice, research and theory.

Description

1. How to identify elements of the complex and multi-dimensional nature of education as both a global and culturally specific practice, social institution and profession.

2. How to identify and distinguish between key traditions, themes and problems in relevant fields of educational practice, research and theory.

3. How to demonstrate awareness of the relationships between theory, research methodologies,policy, and social and professional practice.

4. Use academic and experiential knowledge to locate, interpret and evaluate relevant research from a range of disciplines, and to use this to inform critical educational theory and practice.

5. Demonstrate awareness of a range of approaches to the formation of professional identities in education, and be able to articulate an independent position on the role of educators and ‘the educated person’ in society.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of pedagogical traditions and practices, and the factors that shape them, in order to inform the development of creative, inclusive and socially engaged pedagogies.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of approaches for organising learning and/or teaching, and the factors that shape them, in order to inform the development of creative, inclusive and socially engaged curricula.

8. Make informed judgements on complex issues in the field of education, often in the absence of complete data, and be able to communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.