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EQ202 - Disputes and Debates: Exploring key contemporary issues within English Education

  • Module code: EQ202
  • Module name: Disputes and Debates: Exploring key contemporary issues within English Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1) To explore the historical context in which education policy has been developed in England. 2) To identify and explore a range of cultural and social issues affecting the present educational landscape in England. 3) To analyse the position and status of education within current political and economic narratives popular in England 4) To explore developments in the professionalisation of teaching over the past 10 years and to identify the different demands experienced by education professionals. 5) To critically explore the implications of recent policy developments on a range of pedagogical factors, including curriculum design, assessment processes and issues relating to access and inclusion 6) To explore how education and learning takes place outside of formal schooling environments and to explore the status and influence of informal learning experiences on the learner and the wider society 7) To consider policy and practice impacts from the perspective of further and higher education.

Principal learning outcomes

1) To appreciate the historical context of educational policy and practice. 2) To develop understanding of the cultural and social issues affecting the present educational landscape. 3) To appraise the position of education within the political and economic landscape of England. 4) To understand developments in the professionalisation of teaching over the past ten years and the changes to professional standards experienced by education professionals. 5) To have a critical insight into the implications of education policy on pedagogical practice. 6) To be aware of the influence of informal 'non-school' learning experiences and the impact these experiences have on learners attitudes to formal education. 7) To understand how policy relating to early years, primary and secondary education impact on how further and higher education are structured and accessed.

Timetabled teaching activities

Three hours a week in Spring Term

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/students/baeducationstudies/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EQ202-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A