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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2260 Education Perspectives and Policy

20 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Samantha Shaw

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Completion of 120 credits at level 1

Module replaces

LLLC 2201 Contemporary Issues in Learning.

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The purpose of this module is to examine perspectives and policy in relation to work-based settings. In particular:
1. To understand the diversity of perspectives on education & their theoretical underpinning
2. To explore the process of policy development in education
3. To identify and evaluate education delivery models
4. To analyse the impact of delivery models on educational achievement

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will have a knowledge of the following in relation to work-based settings:
-Education philosophies, e.g. functionalist, conflict, liberal
-The origins of, & reasons for, a range of education policies
-The range of education delivery models, e.g. academies, free schools, Steiner Schools,

Skills outcomes
As part of this module, students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook


- Perspectives on education & their impact
- Understanding education policy
- Models of education provision

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Key concepts will be introduced each week and students will be expected to explore these further through reading and reflecting on their personal experience in an education/training/learning support setting.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be monitored informally in terms of their understanding of the key concepts introduced throughout the module. Formative feedback will be provided on student assignments. Formal monitoring will be via tutorials built into the seminars to support preparation for summative assessment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Critique2,000 words50.00
Report2,000 word project report50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2022 16:33:43


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