Module Information

Module Identifier
ED12920
Module Title
Education: Policies and Perspectives
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Analytical Writing Task  1000 word analytical writing task - personal log of reflections.  30%
Semester Assessment Essay  3000 word compare and contrast essay.  70%
Supplementary Assessment Analytical Writing Task  1000 word analytical writing task - personal log of reflections.  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  30%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  3000 word compare and contrast essay.  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  70%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand the key values and ideologies of education from an international perspective.

Understand the effects of political, social and historical contexts on the development of educational policy.

Evaluate educational policy and apply key principles across education systems.

Reflect upon the impact of policy on educational practice.

Brief description

This module provides students with the opportunity to consider education polices and perspectives across different countries of the world. Students will be able to distinguish between different social and political perspectives on the role of education. Throughout the module, students will develop their research and analytical skills in understanding factors which influence educational policy across the world.

Aims

Outline the key values and ideologies of education from an international perspective.
Develop students' knowledge and understanding of the effects of political, social and historical contexts on the development of educational policy.
Provide opportunities to critically analyse and evaluate educational policy and apply key principles across education systems.

Content

Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:
Session 1 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) What is education? Values and ideologies
Session 2 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) What is education? Values and ideologies – comparing and contrasting case studies
Session 3 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Locating education historically and politically
Session 4 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Reflective learning, analysis and research preparation
Session 5 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Case study 1: Setting the scene
Session 6 (2 hour seminar, + 1 hour seminar) Case study 1: Practical
Session 7 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Case study 2: Setting the scene
Session 8 (2 hour seminar + 1 hour seminar) Case study 2: Practical
Session 9 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Preparation for assessment
Session 10 (2 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Education in the future?

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Statistical reports will be considered and data to support arguments will be analysed.
Communication This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Online tests at the end of session will illustrate areas that need improving.
Information Technology Discussion Boards will be used throughout. All assignments will be word processed.
Personal Development and Career planning Reflection activities during seminars will be used to encourage personal development. Opportunities to explore the workings of other countries will highlight possible career paths to students.
Problem solving During case study exercises students will be given the challenges faced by the countries and expected to think of methods of solving these.
Research skills This will be developed throughout the module but particularly in regards to the research necessary in the assessments and case study sessions.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities will involve group work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4