Undergraduate Course: Community Education Honours Seminar in Social and Educational Theory (EDUA10124)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the intellectual and theoretical resources both to sustain a critical culture as a group and to support independent study. The seminar programme is based on the intensive reading and discussion of current refereed journal and/or other appropriately demanding material.
The curriculum content for this course is negotiated each year between teaching staff and participating students.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 4000-word essay at the end of semester 1.
||A key feature of the student-led sessions is formative feedback. This is provided by tutors and peers who will act as critical discussants in each of the sessions. An assessment form is completed anonymously by everyone attending the session. These are collated by the tutor and returned within a week to the student together with written feedback on their reflective form. Whilst the presentations are formative and do not count towards the final mark participation by all students in all aspects of the task is compulsory.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and assess the value of academic writing
- Lead and contribute to sustained analysis, discussion and debate
- Develop discriminating arguments based on the intensive reading of particular texts
- Recognise the provisional and unfinished nature of intellectual enquiry
- Develop skills in presentation, evaluation and critical feedback
|The core reading material is generated each academic session based on the academic interests of the participating students.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||literature search and review, critical analysis, presentation skills, working with others.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Students will engage in lectures and tutor led tutorials via the hybrid model incorporating either on campus or on line delivery.
|Keywords||Educational Theory Social Policy Text Analysis Critical Practice
|Course organiser||Ms Margaret Petrie
Tel: (0131 6)51 4788
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373