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The Department of Educational Studies encompasses a wide range of research interests, and is committed to promoting a research culture among staff and students. We are one of the largest departments at Goldsmiths, and are well established as a centre for innovative initial teacher education, professional development, and special programmes funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).
Our current research activity is in these main areas: art in education; bilingualism in education; children and popular culture; comprehensive education; curriculum policy and practice; equity and social justice; gender studies; identities, cultures and the curriculum; racism and education; sexuality and education; spatial aspects of education; and visual cultures and education.
Our students come from a diversity of social and cultural backgrounds, some from South East London, others from all over the UK and increasingly from overseas. Many come to us after a break from full-time education.
Our teaching and research reflect our commitment to social justice and inclusion and the contribution education can make to their realization. If you share these values and have an interest in education in its broadest sense then Goldsmiths Educational Studies is the place for you.
Please note that all PGCEs except the flexible programme have two exit routes – Master's Level and Higher/Professional Level. The Master's Level award will be the Postgraduate Certificate in Education; the Higher/Professional Level award will be the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. Both awards confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
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What kind of learning emerges from and with art practice, and how does such learning further impact upon arts practice? This reflexive question lies at the heart of the MPhil & PhD in Art Practice & Learning. Read more
Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration. Read more
You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist or a short story writer. Whatever your background, this course will teach you more about the connections between creative writing and education. Read more
This programme will enhance your understanding of educational theory and practice by focusing on issues of culture, language and identity, and is taught by internationally-renowned experts. Read more
Each of our CPD modules will enable you to develop enhanced understanding and critical awareness of educational theory and practice, critical reflection skills and research skills. Read more
The MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education is an applied linguistics programme with an emphasis on diversity, both linguistic and cultural diversity, which also provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. Read more
This teacher training course offers an exciting opportunity to become a qualified teacher with a specialism in mathematics. You’ll benefit from professional and college-based support networks to gain all the confidence and key skills you need. Read more
This teacher training programme will enable you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive primary school age ranges, with either French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject. Read more
This teacher training programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource, and organise art lessons, as well as how to monitor, record, evaluate, and assess students’ art practice. Read more
Our aim is to develop teachers whose vision, imagination and professionalism takes them beyond the realities of current educational policy, and encourage them to continually seek to evolve new and better models of practice. Read more
We recognise the importance and potential of theatre as an art form. Our goal is to promote pupils’ personal, social, spiritual and cultural development through theatre and performance. Read more