The Education option is designed for students considering a career in teaching or other fields related to education. This option will give you a firm grounding in several social science disciplines relevant to education; specifically anthropology, psychology and sociology.
The Education option will offer you many different ways of looking at education. It will give you a behind the scenes look at schools, teaching and related concerns. You will examine education broadly to see how it fits with the rest of society and its connection with the labour force. You will look at schools from the perspective of the classroom and student-teacher interaction. You will gain an understanding of students’ psychological development. You will study various social problems such as racism and sexism, to determine their impact on students, schools and the society. Feasible solutions will be discussed.