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This course consider human agency and issues such as prejudicial thinking, reform and punishment. Students will be sensitised to issues relating to the development of other humans and themselves.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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This course is designed to explore the tensions between ideas of free will and determinism. In other words, are human beings free or are our actions the result of a complex range of determining factors including our genes, upbringing and conditioning? How we answer this question has many implications for ideas of praise, blame and morality both in a classroom setting and in our wider lives. Concepts of personhood and agency are explored through investigating ideas from Philosophy, Anthropology, Genetics, Psychology, Law, Sociology and Education.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: This involves 2,000 word essay (100%) which has the following specific requirements: - Demonstrates understanding of issues surrounding free will and freedom - Demonstrates the contribution of different influences in development of ideas (supported by a range of references to the course reader and academic texts) - Makes reference to lectures and tutorials in discussion - Offers reasoned conclusions about the reality of free will and how this may affect the treatment of children.
Formative Assessment Instrument - written reflection on selected tutorial discussion equivalent to 1,000 words.