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The Social Context of Education (Module)

Module description

This module is designed to provide a framework through which to examine the conflicting aims, claims, values and beliefs which have underpinned educational provision over time. The module considers several key social science concepts or fields of study with education as the major substantive focus and processes of social change providing the major context of concern. The key concepts include: gender, 'race', class, reproduction theory, globalisation, the market, the politics of knowledge and performativity. The overall aim of the module is to introduce students to a set of concepts, theories and ideas which will enable them to place their own subject interests in relation to wider social, political and economic changes taking place in modern society.

*Please note that although all of the module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.

Staff information

Dr. Emma Towers

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  • 1 x 6,000 word assignment (100%)

Key information

Module code 7SSEM038

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 30

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No