30 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module introduces students to key issues in education and educational research that will underpin their studies, regardless of which pathway they take through the full-time masters programme. It outlines historical approaches to educational research and introduces the key paradigms of educational research. The module moves on to consider critical issues in education and educational research, drawing on the research strengths of the module team and focusing in particular on educational psychology and globalisation, enabling the module to provide a foundation for other modules on the programme. The module thus offers students an opportunity to develop a critical stance towards some of the most pressing issues in educational research in contemporary societies.Website Version:Recent years have witnessed increased focus on the importance of reforms in curriculum, assessment and pedagogy in national education systems, reforms premised in the imperatives and opportunities of the Knowledge-based Economy, the Information Society, and more generally our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. This module examines changing conceptions of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy policy and practice in international contexts. Key areas explored include: the relationship between curricula and assessment; international assessment measures and their influences on curricula; the historical contexts of curricula; constructivist pedagogies; teaching and learning with ICT; English

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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