Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM913: Debating the Big Questions in Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Intelligence and ability
  • The implications of neuroscience for education
  • Education for sustainable futures
  • Education for global citizenship
  • Technologies for teaching and learning
  • Professional learning
  • Assessment
  • Creativity
  • Alternatives to mainstream schooling
  • Educational inequality and diversity
  • Social justice
  • Inclusion
  • Religion and faith-based education

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities30.510 x 3 hour taught sessions (online/campus), 1 x academic tutorial (0.5 hours)
Guided Independent Study60Set weekly readings
Guided Independent Study109.5Directed study e.g. web-based activities; preparing conclusive statements on the debates; preparing for academic tutorial; preparing for seminars; responding to seminar activities.
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for assignments and further reading

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).