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Education and Society

Level 4, 20 Credits.

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This module will introduce you to the role of education in modern society.  You will consider the structure and organisation of education and be presented with a selection and summary of key policy changes and their impacts.  The emphasis will be on developing your own understanding and critical analysis of the relationship between education and society and in this way, the module will provide a foundation for further studies on your Pathway.

Who is this course for?

The course is a 20 credit module on the Pathway to the Social Sciences programme.

Learning and Teaching

The course will be taught weekly and there will be two Saturday Schools. There are 40 contact hours. You will also be asked to do reading and research tasks to prepare for class and for your assignments.
The teaching/learning strategy for this module will have an emphasis on ‘active learning’ for the learner in developing an understanding of the subject matter and its relevance to society.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment for this course is:
Time will be given in class to prepare to write an 800 word essay (this mark does not count towards the final mark for the module). This will give you some practice at essay writing before you submit your coursework assignment

The module will be assessed on an essay of 2000 words, and an in-class test. Each assessment will be worth 50% of the overall mark.

Reading suggestions

You will be a member of the university library and have access to all these texts.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.