This professional postgraduate qualification introduces the field of education. It offers you the opportunity to explore one specialism from a choice of modules covering a range of areas, all of which encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. This certificate is also the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and a masters degree. This gives you the choice to step off at any point, with the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education, or continue studying the whole programme towards the MA or MEd in Education.
This professional postgraduate qualification explores deeper the field of education within your chosen specialism. You'll choose from a selection of modules that encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. You'll have the flexibility to change your specialism at Stage 2 if you want to diversify your study area. This diploma is also the second stage of a study programme that progresses to a masters degree; this gives you a choice to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education or continue studying towards the MA or MEd in Education.
If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to learn more about young children's lives and experiences, this degree could be of interest to you. You'll investigate early childhood from national and international perspectives with a focus on the central importance of children's voices and the participatory nature of young children's experiences. You'll also gain an understanding of early childhood in diverse social, cultural and multi-disciplinary contexts.
If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to learn more about young children's lives and experiences, this diploma could be of interest to you. You'll investigate early childhood from national and international perspectives with a focus on the central importance of children's voices and the participatory nature of young children's experiences. In this diploma, you'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in early childhood. It will help prepare you for further study and gives you a foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.
In this module, you'll explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing participants' development in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory you will consider the developmental influences of factors such as families, coach-athlete relationships, mental health, and transitional experiences on individuals' pathways in sport. It's suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology or are working in the field in a coaching or a related role. Whilst the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.
This module asks the question ?What does it mean to be a child or young person in today's world?? Explore children and young people's everyday lives (ages 0?23) and gain deeper insight into contemporary childhood and youth studies. You'll examine diverse experiences of childhood and youth in the UK and across the world, looking at topics including identity, disability, gender, and climate change. Do you work with or aspire to work with children and young people? We've designed it for anyone with an interest in the field of childhood and youth studies.
Childhood and youth studies is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the UK; it's studied by people who work with, or who are interested in the lives of, children and young people, both nationally and internationally. You don't have to work with children or young people to study this module, but you should be curious about their experiences ? including those of migration, disability, inequality and sexuality ? as well as in their digital and spiritual lives. Based on cutting-edge research, this module explores many different contexts of children's and young people's lives in a challenging and rewarding way.
This module looks at creativity in the English language around the world: from everyday contexts to 'high culture' literary language and the impact of new media. You will investigate the relationships between language and other modes such as image, movement, music and dance, and also explore developments resulting from the rise of social media, which is having a profound effect on the uses of language in society. The module will give a detailed understanding of what linguistic creativity is, how it is used, and the issues it raises, while also helping you to consider your own daily experiences of the English language.
This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. The study materials will enable you to contextualise the experiences of service users and carers and approaches to social work practice, as well as providing opportunities to examine the nature of the organisations that supply social work services.
What shapes understandings of death and dying, and how does this affect the experiences of dying people, bereaved people, those who work with them, and their carers? In this module you will explore the social context of death and dying, considering the impact on end of life care and bereavement support. You'll engage with real life examples which will enable you to think critically about how practice in this area can be improved. This module is relevant to those working with dying people and their families, or anyone who wants to find out more about death, dying and bereavement.
What causes mental distress and what can be done about it? How is health and social care support, which is increasingly delivered at local level, affected by lay and professional perceptions of mental health and illness? This module examines how aspects of the external environment ? in particular social, environmental, economic and political factors ? shape and constrain our understandings and experiences of mental health and distress. It explores the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge mental health practice and service provision and looks at the impact of the frequently competing perspectives that characterise the world of mental health.
Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this module you will learn about how politics and concepts about mental health and professionalism have driven contemporary approaches to these issues. By directly relating theory to case studies and examples, you will reflect upon how the services that are offered shape the lives and experiences of individuals supported by a range of practitioners in statutory organisations, the third sector and beyond. ?You will also critique the role of psychiatry and other professional groups, and consider how diagnosis shapes mental health practice and the benefits and limitations of current responses.