|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 hours|
|Practical||A COMPULSORY MODULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP One session of 7 hours to be held over reading week (in same session as AD10120)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Supplementary exam 1 two hour written examination, two questions||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Bibliographic Exercise 1 bibliographic exercise of 400 words||10%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 1 essay of 1600 words||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Supplementary exam All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Supplementary Bibliographic exercise All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued.||10%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Supplementary assignment All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued.||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of the historical developments of the Education system in England and Wales
Critically evaluate educational policies and current education issues.
Form coherent arguments in discussing current education issues.
Apply their own educational experiences to the broader contexts of social and political change within the Education system.
Demonstrate a competent use of relevant source material.
This module provides an introduction to education policies and issues in England and Wales. It sets current education policy in the historic context of educational developments and change, whilst introducing some major contemporary education issues.
1. Introduction : The anatomy of an education system
2. The growth of a schooled society
3. The Education Acts of 1944 and 1988
4. Control, Choice and Accountability
5. New Labour Education Policies in England and Wales
6. Issue 1: Educational Standards
7. Issue 2: Wales: Nationality, Culture and Schooling
8. Issue 3: Three Topical Controversies (Healthy Eating in Schools, Single-Sex Teaching and Special Educational Needs)
9. Issue 4: 16-19 Curriculum
10. Issue 5: Gender and Education
Seminars are based on the following:
1. Your Educational Autobiography
2. 1944 Education Act
3. Comprehensive Versus Grammar Schools
4. 1988 Education Reform Act
5. The National Curriculum
6. Current Education Issues
7. Special Educational Needs
8. Healthy Eating in Schools
9. Boys Underachievement
10. Perspectives on Higher Education
This module is at CQFW Level 4