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Undergraduate Course: Education 2: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives on Curriculum, Assessment, Pedagogy and Social Justice (EDUA08051)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course consists of two problem-based learning blocks:
1) Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment;
2) Schooling and Social Justice
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Education 1A: Lifespan Development, Socialisation and Learning (EDUA08052) AND Education 1B: Teaching, Learning and the Social Context of Education (EDUA08053)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be expected to buy two core texts. They will be expected to pay for the printing of texts (e.g. journal articles and e-reserve chapters) to be used in tutorials and for private study.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesExperience of sustained study of Education.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  312
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Attendance at lectures and tutorials is compulsory.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 17, Online Activities 24, Other Study Hours 48, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 85 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 50 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of Education 2, and at a level appropriate to the second year of an undergraduate course, students will be able to:

Analyse and discuss different perspectives on curriculum development;
Apply their knowledge of curriculum development to recent innovations in Scotland, including A Curriculum for Excellence;
Analyse and discuss the relationships between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment;
Critique and evaluate current developments in pedagogy and assessment, including Assessment is for Learning (AiFL) in Scotland;
Analyse and discuss distinct perspectives on social justice;
Demonstrate understanding of the effects of social injustices for individual pupils and groups of pupils;
Articulate an evolving personal position in relation to schooling and social justice, appropriately justified with reference to theory and experience
Access and read academic texts critically and analytically, discuss the construction of academic texts, and apply this analysis to their own writing.

Assessment Information
A single assessment, based on two activities, equally weighted:
1) Group oral presentation of a proposal for an interdisciplinary curriculum project for a chosen age-range;
2) Individual narrative response to Social Justice case study (e.g. discussing possible outcomes) and theoretical analysis of the situation (2000 words).

As a course requirement, students will be expected to maintain a reflective commentary on their reading, reflection, responses to lectures, and observations. In extreme cases, e.g. to resolve a problem in group assessment, this reflective commentary, a short viva, and/or some writing under supervision may be used as supplementary evidence in reaching a final grade. Students will be required to gain a mark of at least 40% in each task to pass the course, in accordance with the common marking scheme.
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Course organiserMs Laura Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 6503
Course secretaryMrs Elise Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 4191
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