|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay on Theoretical Background 1800 word essay||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Analysis of a set text 1200 word essay||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Project Project compromising: Identification of discourse, selection of texts, analysis of texts, commentary on method. (3000 words.)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Supplementary assessment - essay on theoretical background 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||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Supplementary assessment - analysis of set text 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||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Supplementary assessment project 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||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an effective knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical basis of critical discourse analysis.
Analyse texts using the tools of CDA and evaluate their analysis
Select discourses and texts for analysis and demonstrate a sustained and critical engagement.
The module will introduce students to key approaches to critical discourse analysis. They will differentiate and critically evaluate key approaches. Students will conduct analyses of set texts and will select and analyze texts with a focus on education and childhood.
2. The module will enable students to use critical discourse analysis to investigate texts with a focus on education or childhood.
1. What is discourse and critical discourse analysis? What is its significance in education?
2. Introduction to the theoretical background.
3/4. Discourses in education.
5. Tools of discourse analysis.
6/7. Practical application of tools - working with texts.
8. Identifying areas of investigation.
9/10. Investigation workshops.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Potential for students to choose texts which present numerical or statistical information.|
|Communication||Students are investigating the communication of meaning and presenting their own interpretation in writing.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will use feedback from assessments one and two to inform their approach to assessment 3. Workshop sessions will give students the opportunity to work progressively on texts.|
|Information Technology||Students will work together on texts in workshops.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will develop an understanding of the ways in which discourse works. This skill is applicable in any context.|
|Problem solving||Students will choose appropriate texts.|
|Research skills||Students will identify areas of educational discourse for investigation. They may investigate areas they have encountered in other modules.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will become familiar with a range of texts with a focus on education. They will approach the texts in terms of their representation of topics and begin to identify values and attitudes which underpin the text.|
|Team work||Students will work together on texts in workshops.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6