ES5003: Social and Emotional Development in Education

ES5003: Social and Emotional Development in Education

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

Module Title Social and Emotional Development in Education
Module Code ES5003
Module Tutor Sian Templeton
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module aims to raise students’ awareness and understanding of social and emotional needs of learners within education and consider how this understanding might impact on educational provision.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:

Origins of Social and Emotional Psychology

Development of the self and others


Attitude development

Social and Emotional interventions in education

Group Behaviour

Emotional Health and Well-being

Social Media

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of social and emotional development and the potential impact on access to learning.
  2. Critically analyse the impact of context on social and emotional development.
  3. Consider the potential of educational interventions in supporting social and emotional development.
  4. Reflect on the potential impact of the educator on learner development.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the range of educational contexts which can support social and emotional development
  6. Assess the impact of policy on social and emotional development.
Learning and Teaching Activities

Scheduled learning and teaching activities:  36 hours

Guided independent study:  126 hours

Placement/study abroad:  0 hours

Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Assignment: Individual: 1800 words
002: 40% Assignment: Individual: 1200 words
Special Assessment Requirements None
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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