20 credits at level HE4
This module aims to give students an understanding of trends and issues in education in Britain, with a special focus on primary education.
History of educational development in Britain; National Curriculum; Government educational policies and papers; current issues (e.g., Every Child Matters, International Baccalaureate); debate on teaching in the classroom (e.g., from rote to experiential learning); workforce remodelling; citizenship.
The module will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, tutorials class-based activities and online resources. Learners will engage in online discussions, debates and group activities to explore the key concepts, ideas, and events.
Students will be assessed by a presentation on agreed major historical events in British education which they have investigated, and a written report on how the major changes have contributed to the philosophy of the National Curriculum and how key initiatives have impacted on teaching strategies and approaches. The assessment strategy allows students to negotiate topics that are of particular interest to them with their tutors to ensure the assessed work is of relevance to studentsí work as teaching assistants in primary schools and to the module.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have an historical perspective on selected aspects of contemporary education agreed with your tutor.||1.1 Identify major historical developments in British education and discuss their importance and impact.|
|2.||Understand the background to the introduction of the National Curriculum.||2.1 Describe how the form of the National Curriculum derives from its origins.|
|3.||Have an appreciation of how classroom practices have been influenced by educational trends and issues.||3.1 Evaluate how key initiatives have affected teaching strategies and approaches used in the classroom.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A report of approx. 2,000 words||Presentation (approximately 15 minutes)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Aldrich, R. (2004) Public or Private Education? Lessons from History. London: Routledge Falmer.
Blandford, B. (2005) Remodelling Schools Manual: Workforce Reform. London: Pearson Education.
McCulloch, G. (Ed) (2005) The Routledge Falmer Reader in the History of Education. London: Routledge Falmer.
Mathews, J. & Hil, I. (2006) Supertest: How the International Baccalaureate Can Strengthen Our Schools. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co.
Rogers, R. (1984) Crowther to Warner, Oxford, Heinemann Educational Publishers .
Simon, B. (1984) The State and Educational Change: Essays in the History of Education and Pedagogy London: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd.
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