|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report A report focusing on poverty and disadvantage within the context of the student's subject/AOLE/setting 4000 Words||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report A report focusing on poverty and disadvantage within the context of the student's subject/AOLE/setting 4000 Words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of poverty and disadvantage on learners
Critically evaluate the practice and measurements of learning and development with learners who are impacted by poverty and disadvantage
Critically explore the whole systems approach and how this affects practice.
Critically examine how to plan, implement and evaluate a change in practice that will benefit learners who are impacted by poverty and disadvantage in educational settings.
This module is an optional module that will be delivered in part-three of the taught phase of the degree. The module is optional for the National MA Education (Wales). The target audience for this module will be educators working in different sectors and settings.
2. To critically examine theories, literature, practice and measurements
3. To critically evaluate specific contexts in relation to poverty and disadvantage.
This module will cover the following areas:
· Definitions of poverty and disadvantage in educational contexts, with a focus on learners, families, and communities
· Theoretical approaches to researching and understanding the effects of poverty on educational experiences and outcomes, including consideration of intersectionality.
· Welsh policies and responding to issues of poverty and disadvantage for learners
· Who is ‘poor enough’ in education? Eligibility
· Changing demographics – migration, war, as
· Measuring learning and development – ‘targets’ ‘attainment gap’ ‘attendance’ ‘progression’?
· Teacher’s perspectives of disadvantage: A critical reflection
· The educator’s role – is there a line between teaching and responding to poverty and disadvantage?
· Developing learning capabilities – Without a Maslow there is no Dewey.
· Whole Systems Approaches – how to plan for positive change
The module will also have guest speakers who work in educational settings that have implemented changes.
Total hours: 16
Type of contact: Scheduled
Students will engage in online lectures and workshops to explore and examine the key concepts in this module.
Total hours: 6
Type of contact: Scheduled
Online seminars will encourage students to build confidence and deepen their understanding of the concepts being taught in smaller groups. Approaches to seminar delivery will include ‘flipped learning approaches’ whereby students interrogate key issues before further exploration with their peers, supported by course tutors, as well as Problem-Based Learning and challenge-based learning approaches.
Self-Directed Tasks and Individual Study Time
Total hours: 178
Type of contact: Independent
Between scheduled sessions, students will have opportunities to engage in wider reading, undertake independent tasks to test out ideas and to build confidence in their own professional practice.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Co-ordinating with others||Apply their knowledge, understanding and transferable skills to engage with, support and where appropriate, to influence others.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||Arrive at evidence-informed conclusions relating to complex issues in education in general, and in their area of professional practice in particular.|
|Professional communication||Develop clear and appropriate writing styles in Welsh or English, which are accessible to a range of audiences.|
|Reflection||Apply engagement with theory and evidence to develop new personal and professional perspectives of own professional practice. Evaluate own learning needs in order to set and review own professional learning objectives.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Apply systematic approaches to critically evaluate their own practice in relation to the Professional Standards for Teaching and Learning (2017).|
This module is at CQFW Level 7