20 credits at level HE4
The module will introduce you to the history of education and help you to understand how and why education has developed into the 21st century system with which we are familiar. You will interview a friend or member of your family about their school life in order to learn how these experiences fit into the context of the history of education. You will also learn about the methods which historians use to study education and discuss the reliability of oral history and the interview which you have conducted.
Introduction of compulsory elementary education in the 19th century.
1944 Education Act: compulsory secondary education; selection, the 11+ exam and the ‘tripartite’ system.
1950-1960: development of comprehensive education. Widening participation in further and higher education.
1970-1990: influences of changing labour market and technology on education system; equal opportunities; expansion of ‘new’ universities.
Research methods in history: reliability of oral and written evidence
Learning and teaching will be supported through blended learning using a combination of face-to-face sessions, electronic-based resources and electronic communications.There will be a combination of teaching and learning strategies, comprising lectures to introduce and develop themes, together with structured exercises, discussions and group work. Individual support will be given in tutorials.
Assessment will be through undertaking a semi-structured interview and a 2000 word essay which analyses the interview data in the context of the history of education.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||have a knowledge of the methodology used in the historical study of education||interpret and analyse primary and secondary sources|
|2.||understand the problems involved in interpreting primary sources||discuss the reliability of oral and written evidence|
|3.||research topics of relevance to the module in print and electronic format||produce a report which includes evidence of research using both primary and secondary sources|
|4.||understand the role of oral history as a research method||formulate questions for and conduct an interview|
|5.||demonstrate a knowledge of the outline of the history of compulsory education||situate the interview data and analysis in their historical context|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,000 word essay|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Aldrich, Richard (ed.) (2002) A Century of Education. London: Routledge
Fieldhouse, Roger (1996) A History of Modern British Adult Education. Leicester: NIACE
Kelly, Thomas (1992) A History of Adult Education in Great Britain. (3rd edition) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press
Maclure, J. Stuart (1986) Educational documents : England and Wales: 1816 to the present day. (5th edn.) London: Methuen
McCullough, Gary (ed.) (2005) The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in History of Education. London: Routledge
McKibbin, Ross (1998) Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Purvis, June (1991) A history of women’s education in England. Milton Keynes: Open University Press
Thompson, Paul (2000) The Voice of the Past: Oral History. (3rd edn.) Oxford: Oxford University Press
|Host Subject Group:||Education|
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