ES4005: Education Policy

ES4005: Education Policy

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Education Policy
Module Code ES4005
Module Tutor Adeela Shafi
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to explore education policy and examine where it comes from, how it is implemented and how evaluated. It considers its relationship with government and looks at the background of the main political parties and their attitudes towards education and how they might approach issues differently.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:

Meaning and purpose of education policy;

Where policy comes from and how it is implemented;

Stakeholders in education and how they are affected by policy; relationship of policy with government; how government works; differences between the main political parties;

A critical analysis of recent education acts/policies.

What policy could look like in the future

How policy can be used to address issues

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Outline the purpose of education policy and how it can be linked to political ideology and notions of social justice and sustainability;

2. Identify key differences between the main political parties;

3. Describe where policy comes from and how it is implemented;

4. Analyse the impact of policy on stakeholders;

5. Identify and evaluate key policy initiatives;

6. Search for and critically analyse policy documents.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 1200 words
002: 50% Portfolio: 1300 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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