Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will cover the period of compulsory state education in Britain (but concentrates mainly in the period 1940s to the present day), and will be historical and sociological in its approach. The emphasis will fall on contemporary educational issues, in school and higher education, and will seek to draw in part from students own educational experiences.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/edu-10030/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Identify the main phases of education policy in Britain in the period 1870 to the present day: 2Relate contemporary education policy to wider global processes of economic, social and cultural change: 2Reflectively apply their knowledge to some substantial areas relating to education including their own learning in the context of school and higher education: 2Communicate ideas and arguments about different Educational learning environments, past and present.: 2retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources including research evidence in order to develop arguments and judgements about educational issues: 2read and analyse texts in the form of policy documents, speeches or reports for the purpose of communicating ideas about educational issues: 2present written work in educational studies in an appropriate scholarly style: 2Define, describe and work with key concepts such as equality of opportunity, class, gender, marketisation and social exclusion: 1,2
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 of coursework essay 26 hours preparation for textual analysis50 hours independent study and preparation for seminars
1: Essay weighted 80%
Description of Module Assessment
1 question from a choice of 5 -6 options based on module themes2000 word essay from a choice of 5 or 6.2: Critique weighted 20%
Textual analysis (1,000 words) - an analysis of policy text or speechCritique of a recent educational policy.