CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Part 1: Take one contemporary issue in education discussed in the taught sessions. Critically discuss the academic literature within it. It will be vital to engage with the historical, cultural and political discourses in your chosen area. You will need to take an ambiguous approach to the critical discussion and ensure that there are arguments set from both sides. At level, 5, there is an expectation that you write critically, clearly, concisely and coherently. Also, make sure that you have referred to sufficient literature and citations are correct.

Part 2: Use the same contemporary issues in education that you selected for part 1 of the assessment. Having now completed some extensive reading, you now have a good overview of your chosen area. Critically reflect on how this issue will impact you as a present/future practitioner. What issues do you see occurring and how do you intend on working around those issues? Link this with the literature that you wrote about in part 1 of the essay. Take a few references and reflect on whether you agree or disagree with them.

Please engage with legislation and policy that is relevant to your chosen topic and programme of study (e.g. Educations Studies, Early Childhood Studies, or Special Educational Needs) taking into account your degree programme and customising your essay around that. This will assist you to further develop your knowledge about the contemporary issues in your specific degree area.

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The assessment guidelines (the Rubric and how to structure the overall essay) can be found on Moodle.

Further guidance on writing assessment criteria can be found here: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/cebe-guide-writing-assessment-criteria-briefing-guide-no-06

How to submit your work:

All submissions for this component(s) of this Module must be submitted according to these instructions. If you fail to submit this component as directed, in accordance with the guidance provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle), a mark of 0 will be awarded for the component.

You are required to submit one essay via Turnitin. The Turnitin link will be available closer to the time via Moodle.

REASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Part 1: Take one contemporary issue in education discussed in the taught sessions. Critically discuss the academic literature within it. It will be vital to engage with the historical, cultural and political discourses in your chosen area. You will need to take an ambiguous approach to the critical discussion and ensure that there are arguments set from both sides. At level, 5, there is an expectation that you write critically, clearly, concisely and coherently. Also, make sure that you have referred to sufficient literature and citations are correct.

Part 2: Use the same contemporary issues in education that you selected for part 1 of the assessment. Having now completed some extensive reading, you now have a good overview of your chosen area. Critically reflect on how this issue will impact you as a present/future practitioner. What issues do you see occurring and how do you intend on working around those issues? Link this with the literature that you wrote about in part 1 of the essay. Take a few references and reflect on whether you agree or disagree with them.

Please engage with legislation and policy that is relevant to your chosen topic and programme of study (e.g. Educations Studies, Early Childhood Studies, or Special Educational Needs) taking into account your degree programme and customising your essay around that. This will assist you to further develop your knowledge about the contemporary issues in your specific degree area.

The assessment guidelines (the Rubric and how to structure the overall essay) can be found on Moodle.

Further guidance on writing assessment criteria can be found here: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/cebe-guide-writing-assessment-criteria-briefing-guide-no-06

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