Dr Helen Childerhouse - Programme Leader
Dr Childerhouse works on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education. After almost 20 years as a primary school teacher, she is now focusing her research on policy and practice in primary education. Her current research involves developing an understanding of children's own perceptions of their well-being in schools and classrooms.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
"Studying BA Education at Lincoln University is one of the best decisions I have ever made! I really enjoy the course and couldn't have asked for better teaching staff. It was really easy to settle into the course and start to get stuck in."Reece Brocklehurst, BA (Hons) Education
This course aims to incorporate research-based opportunities; and as a result, students can gain the knowledge and skills required to study aspects of education of specific interest. Students are encouraged throughout the degree to undertake small-scale research projects in an area of education such as learning or teaching approaches, comparisons of global education systems, studies of curricula, or special educational needs. The course has been designed to provide students with a strong base for postgraduate study and beyond.
The four pillars of knowledge: psychology, history, sociology, and philosophy can support a broad understanding of education, and this in conjunction with the study of local and global issues, aims to enable students to gain depth and breadth in their knowledge.
Students may have the opportunity to undertake self-funded study trips abroad, such as to Ireland and Finland, to consider education systems globally. Students on optional trips are responsible for their accommodation, travel, and living expenses.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in education in general. We would like to hear about your own thoughts about the education system and why you are interested in studying this subject at undergraduate level.
Students will be encouraged, through the study of various modules, to consider education from a global perspective. Whilst formal placements are not currently included in the BA (Hons) Education course, we do encourage students to consider the possibilities of taking part in the Lincoln Award: http://lincolnsu.com/lincolnaward.
The College’s Work Opportunities Hub, which looks to identify suitable placements for students, can help those seeking to enhance their studies with work experience.
BA (Hons) Education at Lincoln provides students with the chance to study the breadth and depth of teaching and learning. Graduates would be well-placed to move into further study in the form of a PGCE primary teacher training course. Please note, to qualify to teach students in secondary education you would need to complete the first degree in a curriculum subject , i.e. English, Physics, History, etc. prior to completing the PGCE secondary qualification.
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This course aims to develop students with the skills to teach the next generation about the fundamental importance of chemistry.
Deepen your understanding of education by applying psychology to understand the connection between the brain and behaviour.
The importance placed on physical education as a vehicle for improving health means that it continues to have political and educational importance.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.