Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Education, Diversity and Equality
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2500 word essay  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written examination  Assignment 2 (alternative assessment): Two 1,250-word short essays on similar topics to those covered in the examination paper (50%).   50%
Supplementary Assessment 2500 word essay  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 Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written examination  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%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of how cultural diversity and race equality impact on education in contemporary Britain.

Critically evaluate ideological arguments about cultural diversity and race equality in society and education.

Demonstrate an ability to form coherent arguments based on sourced evidence in discussing issues of cultural diversity and race equality.

Appreciate the need to show respect for and understanding of others in a culturally diverse society whilst challenging inequality.

Demonstrate effective skills of written and oral communication in a range of different situations.

Brief description

This module aims to develop students' understanding of diversity and equality in Education. It will look at the dimensions of diversity in contemporary UK society, considering ‘race’, ethnicity, language, gender, socio-economic background and family context. It will involve close analysis of research, literature and evidence of the educational experiences and outcomes of pupils from a range of backgrounds, and develop students’ understanding of the ways in which schools and other education providers can ensure that they meet the needs of all pupils, taking account of the diversity of contemporary society.


Lecture and Seminar 1 – Introduction to Diversity in Society

Lecture and Seminar 2 – ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Educational Equality 1: An overview.

Lecture and Seminar 3 – ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Educational Equality 2: Analyzing the experiences of specific groups in society.

Lecture and Seminar 4: Multilingualism and Education in a Diverse Society.

Lecture and Seminar 5: The Impact of Poverty on Educational Equality.

Lecture and Seminar 6: Gender, Equality and Education.

Lecture and Seminar 7: Families, Education and Equality.

Lecture and Seminar 8: Diversity and the Curriculum.

Lecture and Seminar 9: Equality and Schools.

Lecture and Seminar 10: Intercultural Competence and Tolerance – Preparing Pupils for life in a Diverse Society.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will be required to engage with a range of statistical data on educational attainment and outcomes, and with research data on the impact of effective pedagogical approaches.
Communication Oral communication is developed through discussion, debate and presentations in seminars. Written communication is developed through the assignments and some seminar tasks.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students’ engagement with formative and informal feedback will enable reflection on performance and improvement.
Information Technology Written assignments will be word-processed and some seminar tasks require the development of a PowerPoint presentation.
Personal Development and Career planning Opportunities for the identification of, and reflection on, key employability skills are embedded throughout the module.
Problem solving Several seminar tasks will be set which provide problem solving challenges for students to negotiate. Education for diversity and equality contains many issues where contrasting viewpoints need to be considered and tensions resolved.
Research skills Research and information retrieval is required for the main assessments and some of the seminar tasks, as is careful, critical evaluation of evidence.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be required to engage with a range of evidence arising from educational research, some of which will be conflicting or contradictory. They will be required to think critically about diversity in education, and to negotiate complex and contested arguments about diversity and equality both within and outside educational institutions.
Team work Seminar tasks will require students to work cooperatively in groups to address issues of diversity and equality in education.


This module is at CQFW Level 5