Education: Contemporary Issues and Debates (ED.S100)
What is this course all about?
This course introduces and discusses a range of contemporary issues and debates that face our contemporary education system
The course is organised around two keynote lectures every week with an opportunity to discuss the key issues in smaller tutorial groups.
The lectures are designed to be provocative and to examine the research evidence behind issues like:
- Are boys really underachieving?
- Are there too many students in HE?
- Does learning from games really transfer into real life?
Why do this course?
This course will be of interest to:
- students from all disciplines who are considering a career in teaching.
- anybody thinking of working in the public policy areas of youth, health and social care, all of which have an educational dimension.
- those who have a general interest in education, including a desire to reflect on their own experience as a student.
- being too cool for school
- single sex or co-education?
- schools for the future and contemporary education policy
- informal learning
- bullying and wellbeing in school
- is there fair access to higher education
- how do we make learning and teaching better in universities?
- new learning environments: how do we learn from games?
- digital technologies and learning in the 'classroom'
Department of Educational Research
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