Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

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

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 2: Academic poster  500 Words  40%
Semester Assessment Assignment 1: Essay  2400 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 1: Essay  2400 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 2: Academic poster  500 Words  40%

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

1. This module aims to develop students’ understanding of diversity and equality in Education. Students will be required to closely analyse research, literature, and evidence of the educational experiences and outcomes of pupils from a range of backgrounds, whilst engaging in a critical analysis of key concepts such as race, ethnicity, language, gender, socio-economic background, family context, and the curriculum. Throughout the module, we will discuss and debate key questions such as: What is structural racism? How can we decolonise the curriculum? What is the role of the education system in promoting tolerance? Ultimately, the module develops students’ understanding of the ways in which schools and other education providers can ensure that they meet the needs of all pupils.


2. A range of themes will be considered in the lectures and seminars for this module, including:

• Race, ethnicity, and educational equality
• Multilingualism and education
• Decolonising the curriculum
• Diversity and the curriculum
• Structural racism
• The Black Lives Matter movement
• Poverty and educational equality
• Gender, equality, and education
• Family context
• 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