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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC3970 Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Samantha Shaw

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Completion of FD Learning and Teaching or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Professional practice in education often requires making difficult, complicated decisions about what the right thing is to do. This module will provide you with the skills and understanding needed to make well-justified decisions, based on local and national policies as well as up-to-date ethical theory.


The purpose of the module is to provide students with a critical appreciation of:
- social and political issues influencing the development of a personal and professional educational philosophy;
- the implications of these issues for professional practice at both the personal and institutional level.

Learning outcomes
1. Apply ethical principles and professional codes of practice to dilemmas in educational settings
2. Explain contemporary educational issues including equality and diversity, and their implications for professional practice
3. Evaluate ethical approaches to decision-making in educational settings

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


The content will cover such areas as:
Developing philosophical and ethical understandings of the learning context and the frameworks that guide professional procedures and practices; examining approaches to promoting equality and recognising diversity in the organisation and delivery of the curriculum

Teaching methods

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

Private study

Students will be expected to actively participate in sessions to explore issues in relation to their current educational context and promote the development of their own learning and teaching philosophy. Students will also be required to undertake follow-up research in relation to the topics covered.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be available through interactive resources on Minerva, verbal feedback by the tutor in taught sessions, peer- and self-assessment of written work, written tutor feedback on a plan and excerpts of the assessed essay. Access to the tutor for additional feedback is also available via email, and face-to-face tutorials by appointment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Portfolio5,000 word equivalent100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students will be assessed by reflective portfolio which is comprised of ten equal sections. These will be completed on a weekly basis meaning students are assessed on their learning across the module, with the opportunity to revise and update their work prior to submitting at the end of the semester.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2022 16:33:44


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