ES5005: Contemporary Issues in Education

ES5005: Contemporary Issues in Education

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

Module Title Contemporary Issues in Education
Module Code ES5005
Module Tutor Eve Tandoi
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module aims to identify, investigate and debate a number of contemporary issues in education that are of interest to the student group.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:


The evolving topic of education within the context of modern society;

Exploration, analysis and challenge to student's own and others thinking through detailed study of current educational issues;

Active learning through debate, seminars (using information from a wide range of sources such as books, journals, magazines, newspaper articles), web sites, interviews (with relevant people) and brochures/leaflets produced by organisations.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:...


1. Interrogate current changes to educational policy and legislation;

2. Analyse key issues in education with particular consideration given to inclusion and rights;

3. Synthesise information from a range of sources and explain how different information sources present different views and opinions considering bias in reporting;

4. Work successfully to effectively gather and present a critical discussion to an audience;

5. Engage in debate and presentations showing skills in critical argument;

6. Use IT to enhance their study.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Assignment: Individual: 1500 Words.
002: 60% Assignment: Individual: 1500 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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