Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module explores changing patterns of education and work, the dynamic relationship between these two institutions, and how this has developed over time. It examines the wider social, cultural and economic contexts that shape both educational and work institutions, and how these affect the lives and identities of those involved in them. The module considers the way in which wider changes linked to globalisation, post-industrialism, education reform and marketisation, and related social and economic shifts, have affected people's experiences of education and employment, their social relationships and sense of self. The course draws upon a range of concepts and approaches, including: globalisation, post-industrial society, credentialism, human capital, gender and theories of self and identity. It critically examines evidence about the changing labour market, and its impact upon educational institutions. Lectures include topics such as: Transforming educational institutions for economic gain; The changing nature of work; and Gender in education and employment.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/edu-30073/lists
To introduce the students to the changing relationships between work and education and the implications for individuals and society.To explore the wider social and historical connections between policies, socio-economic change and education and work.To analyse the links between education, employment and the various social constructions of self identity.To examine the ways in which identities are in part constructed and informed by wider social and economic factors.
Intended Learning Outcomes
distinguish between and comment critically on different perspectives, evidence and theories of the relationship between education, employment and social and economic shifts; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2make critical use of a range of studies, research, theory and policy relating to the changing interface between socio-economic change, work and education; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the impact of work and educational change and opportunity on the lives and identities of individuals; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2confidently artiulate how class and gender are, in part, socially constructed in relation to work and education; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2demonstrate a reflexive awareness of their of own future labour market orientations, and its relationship to their wider educational, social class and gender biographies. will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
20 contact hours; 50 hours preparation for seminars; 40 hours peparation for essay; 40 hours preparation for exam
1: Essay weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
2,000 word essay on module themes2: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
2 hours 1 question from a list of at least 5