EDU-10030 - Education in Britain:past, present, future
Coordinator: John Howlett Tel: +44 1782 7 34151
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office:

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2020/21

This module covers the period of compulsory state education in Britain (but concentrates mainly in the period 1940s to the present day), and is historical and sociological in its approach. The emphasis falls on contemporary educational issues, in school and higher education, and seeks to draw in part from students own educational experiences.
Lectures include topics such as: The creation of a 'national' education system 1870-1944; Inclusion and Differentiation: the case of Special Education; Reconsidering the Century: Class, economics, gender, race, status, technology, science.

Aims
The aims of the module are to help students develop an understanding of educational change in the post-war period and to understand how educational change relates to wider social contexts.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/edu-10030/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes
Identify the main phases of education policy in Britain in the period 1940s to 2010 will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Define, describe and work with key concepts such as equality of opportunity, class, gender, marketisation and social exclusion will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Relate contemporary education policy to wider global processes of economic, social and cultural change will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Reflectively apply their knowledge to some substantial areas relating to education including their own learning in the context of school and higher education will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Communicate ideas and arguments about different Educational learning environments, past and present. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources including research evidence in order to develop arguments and judgements about educational issues will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
read and analyse texts in the form of policy documents, speeches or reports for the purpose of communicating ideas about educational issues will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4
present written work in educational studies in an appropriate scholarly style will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 4

Study hours

24 contact hours (10 lectures, 10 seminars, 2 hours essay writing and study skills support and 2 hour workshop on preparation for the summative assessment)
50 hours preparation for exam
26 hours preparation for textual analysis
50 hours independent study and preparation for seminars

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Unseen Exam weighted 80%
2 hours 1 question from a choice of 5 -6 options based on module themes


2: Critique weighted 20%
Textual analysis (1,000 words) - an analysis of policy text or speech