Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

EDU8047 : Inclusion and Diversity

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

To provide students with opportunities to consider how educational and social diversity affect learning and professional practice;
To provide opportunities to consider how research methods impact on knowledge creation and understanding and the implications of these for diverse populations;
To explore the role of educational psychology in developing social and educational inclusion;
To further develop student skills in individual and systemic intervention and to reflect upon the positioning of diverse individuals and groups within these interventions;
To develop students’ analytic skills;
To develop students’ written presentation.

In this module we address equality of opportunity and outcome. Thus multicultural, social capital and class, disability, gender and sexual identity issues are considered. The role of educational psychologists with regard to children seen to be more vulnerable is explored, for example children in public care. Included in this module is an understanding of the complex nature of social exclusion and of initiatives to address this phenomenon, and the place of the role of the EP in working in organisations to be part of complex solutions.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus addresses the following themes:
Consultation Theory and practice
Assessment Frameworks
How EPs effect change
Research methodology and methods
Ethics and professional responsibility

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials131:0013:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1100:00100:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching171:0017:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion131:0013:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work83:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops72:0014:00Practice based workshops
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity36:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity52:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study47:0028:00N/A
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Rationale and relationship to learning outcomes: Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1004,000 - 5,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written formative and summative feedback is given to each student. Students are then required to indicate how they have addressed points for development that were identified in comments on the previous assignment.

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication

Reading Lists

Timetable