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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM003Z1: Understanding Education: Global Perspectives

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 the following topics:

  • The nature, aims and purposes of education in a global context
  • A variety of disciplinary perspectives on education (e.g. philosophy/psychology/sociology/history)
  • Current global issues and debates in education
  • The relationship between educational theory, policy, practice and research

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 & Teaching activities4812 x 4 hours per week of online seminars (weeks 1-6; 8-13)
Guided independent study48Preparatory work for taught seminars (including reading; research tasks; collaborative tasks)
Guided Independent Study104Completion of directed study tasks integral to the taught seminars.
Guided Independent Study20Completion of formative assignment tasks
Guided Independent Study80Completion of summative assignment tasks

Online Resources

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