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ED101B: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will give students an opportunity to reflect on their understanding of education through an examination of the origins, purpose and nature of education, both as it currently exists in Scotland and elsewhere. This course will allow students, through the study of comparative education, to consider the historical and political context of Scottish Education and gain insight into current issues, policy drivers and practices.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Senior Lecturer (Sch Graeme Nixon

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

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  • Programme Level 1

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will have opportunities to engage in study and debate of broader ethical and philosophical issues that impact education. The course will include study of a range of issues that will be of interest beyond those engaged in a professional qualification but will specifically enable student teachers to explore their professional values and principles at the start of their journey to meet the Standard for Provisional Registration for GTCS.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 17
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks 15,16,17,18

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Feedback

Students will engage in debate as part of their tutorial sessions which will form part of their assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback Resubmission of essay Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback Essay reflecting on debate Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandGain an awareness of multiple approaches to education across time and within and beyond Scotland.
FactualUnderstandDevelop a broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of key philosophical theories that have historically impacted on education.
ConceptualAnalyseCritically analyse multiple approaches to education.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop awareness of their own values and principles and understanding of the values and principles underpinning education in the Scottish context.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop skills of critical reading, writing and debate.

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