Foundations of Education Studies is a series of six books written specifically to support undergraduate education studies students. Each book provides a broad overview to a fundamental area of study exploring the key themes and ideas to show these relate to education. Accessibly written with chapter objectives, individual and group tasks, case studies and suggestions for further reading, the books in this series will give students an essential understanding of the key disciplines in education studies that will form the foundation for future study.
Rationale and aims:
The Education Studies subject area has grown considerably in recent years, as the number of QTS Education degrees shrinks. Proposed changes to teacher training are likely to increase this demand. Within this context, existing courses have increased recruitment and new programmes are continually being developed.
Collectively the Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Policy titles cover the key disciplines that are central to the study of education as an academic subject. The other two titles cover the applied elements that are fundamental to most education studies courses – working with children and young people and carrying out educational research.
The books will provide a broad overview of each topic and written at a level that is accessible for Year 1 undergraduates.
Chapters will include:
Psychology and Education
Policy and Education
Research and Education
By Jim Hordern, Catherine Simon
January 06, 2017
Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings. Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace ...
By Diahann Gallard, Katherine M. Cartmell
December 02, 2014
There are a number of psychological themes which are key to really understanding education: for example, the internal processes of learners, the nature of learning in culture and the influences on teaching and learning. Written specifically for education studies students, Psychology and Education ...
By Joanna Haynes, Ken Gale, Melanie Parker
November 12, 2014
Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to philosophy and education. It skilfully guides readers through this challenging and sometimes complex area bringing key philosophical ideas and questions to life in the context and practice of ...
By Paul Adams
February 17, 2014
Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to education policy. It aims to help the reader understand what is meant by educational policy, how policy can be made and the main discourses that have driven education. Capturing the essential ...
By Will Curtis, Mark Murphy, Sam Shields
February 05, 2014
Educational researchers take a number of decisions that define the credibility and scope of their enquiry – the approaches they adopt, the strategies they employ, the methods they use and the ways they present their findings. This core text provides an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to ...