The Faculty of Educational Studies (FES) was established on January 15th, 1975. At the time of its inception, the Faculty was named the Faculty of Education, in line with its primary functions at the time. The Faculty of Educational Studies offered courses for students pursuing the Diploma in Science with Education and Bachelor of Science with Education (Hons) programs, which were offered by the Faculty of Science. The Faculty also offered general and elective courses to students from various faculties at the University of Agriculture, Malaysia (UPM) at the time.
At the early stages, the Faculty of Educational Studies consisted of three departments, the Education Department, Social Sciences Department and the Language Department. In 1989, the Faculty underwent structural changes with two of its three departments, namely the Social Sciences Department and the Language Department, evolving to form two separate new faculties. The Social Sciences Department merged with the Department of Human Development from the Faculty of Agriculture to form the Faculty of Human Ecology, while the Language Department merged with the Communication Department from the Center for Extension and Continuing Education to form the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication.
In 1996, the Faculty expanded to two departments with the inclusion of the Department of Extension Education in addition to the original Department of Education. In 1997 the Department of Extension Education was renamed the Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education.
In 2002, Faculty of Educational Studies underwent yet another structural reorganisation whereby four new departments were established. The four new departments comprised the Department of Foundations of Education, Department of Language and Humanities Education, Department of Human Movement and Behavioural Studies and Department of Science and Technical Education. The Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education remained unchanged. In 2004, 2 another structural change resulted in the Department of Human Movement and Behavioural Studies being split into two departments, the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology and the Department of Sports Studies.
After several restructuring sessions, FPP now has six departments:
Department of Foundations of Education
Department of Language and Humanities Education
Department of Science and Technical Education
Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) gives priority to the students essentials and their well-being especially among current students who are studying in UPM. Hence, UPM ensures that it provides an array of technology equipment and facilities in order to guarantee that the students welfare is well taken care of.
In line with that, various programs and non-academic related activities are carried out so as to provide a conducive environment where students can appreciate quality leisure times and subsequently creating balance between academic achievement, soft skills and sustainable living.
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