TE7049 - Education System in England

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What will I learn on this module?

The aim of the module is to develop an understanding of the Education system in England; where it has come from and how it works in practice today. This will enable you to put all other education related modules into context. It will give you an understanding of the education system in England and allow you to critically appraise its many facets. You will be able to:

• Apply an appropriate perspective to a facet of education in terms of the system as a whole.
• Understand systematically the rationale for key features in the modern day education system
• Critically analyse and reflect upon key issues within the education system in England

How will I learn on this module?

Sessions will include formal lectures, seminars and group work. The e-learning portal will provide additional learning support and enable communication between students and staff. You will be encouraged to engage with current research in this field through the critical evaluation of research papers that will then be further explored within seminars. A ‘research rich’ learning approach will enable you to build upon previous higher education and/or practice experiences.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Academic support for this module is provided by the module leader. The module leader will ensures that you receive clear guidance about the module learning outcomes and how you will be assessed against these. Individual and group tutorial time will be identified during the module. Students requiring additional support can arrange to meet, e-mail or telephone the module leader outside of module sessions. The University’s e-Learning Portal will offer remote access to materials and aids for support and learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• Understand systematically the rationale for key features in the modern day education system.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• Critically analyse and reflect upon key issues within the education system in England.
• Apply an appropriate perspective to a facet of education in terms of the system as a whole.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• You will critically discuss attributes and issues to do with the Education System in the UK in the context of other experiences brought by the international student group from their experiences in other countries and cultures.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment and rationale for tasks:

A submission of an assignment critically reflecting upon the development of the education system in England. Students can focus on the system as a whole or one of the key facets of the system or key issues within the system.
(4,500 words)

Additional formative assessment – detail of process and rationale:

Students will participate in discussion groups critically reflecting upon key issues within the education system

Indication of how students will get feedback and how this will support their learning:

Students will get detailed feedback on the marking sheet attached to their scripts highlighting strengths and development issues. Verbal feedback will also be given if deemed appropriate.

(All MLO’s will be addressed)

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

The aim of the module will enable you to develop an understanding of the Education system in England, where it has come from and how it works in practice today. This will enable you to put all other education related modules into context. It will give you an understanding of the education system in England and allow you to critically appraise its many facets.

What will I learn on this module?

The aim of the module is to develop an understanding of the Education system in England; where it has come from and how it works in practice today. This will enable you to put all other education related modules into context. It will give you an understanding of the education system in England and allow you to critically appraise its many facets. You will be able to:

• Apply an appropriate perspective to a facet of education in terms of the system as a whole.
• Understand systematically the rationale for key features in the modern day education system
• Critically analyse and reflect upon key issues within the education system in England

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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