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IL008 - Reinventing Education

  • Module code: IL008
  • Module name: Reinventing Education
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module begins from the perspective that current educational structures and practices were designed for late 19th/early 20th century requirements – and that the current system is no longer appropriate for twenty-first century ways of living. Transformations in society, culture, economy, politics, employment and knowledge require us to fundamentally rethink how we perceive and organise education. Building on existing interdisciplinary literature, the module challenges existing modes of delivery and content and explores alternative educational approaches. Through a range of activities and discussions, it encourages students to reflect critically on their own educational experiences. Students are asked to design and justify new educational models that provide a better fit with our contemporary ways of living.

Principal learning outcomes

The module aims to encourage students to: •Understand a range of radical critiques and alternative theorisations of education •Examine real alternatives to traditional state models of education •Think about how recent sociocultural, economic and political changes impact on the educational structures and practices •Consider and develop alternative approaches to education, making use of existing theories and research •Reflect on their own experiences as a learner in a variety of different contexts and settings •Think about what education could and should be

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 10 two hour sessions, for around twenty students, from across the University's departments.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/reinventingeducation/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL008-12)
A1 (Assessed work only) 2500 word Educational Utopia/Dystopia & Roundtable Discussion 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IL008-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) 2500 word Educational Utopia/Dystopia & Roundtable Discussion 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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