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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM003Z1: Understanding Education: Global Perspectives

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

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  • Bailey, R. et al. (2010) The SAGE handbook of philosophy of education. Los Angeles; London: SAGE. 
  • Bartlett, S., and Burton, D. (Eds) (2003) Education Studies: Essential Issues. SAGE publications.
  • Barrow, R. (2006) An introduction to philosophy of education. 4th edition. London: Routledge.   
  • Biesta, G. (2013) The beautiful risk of education. Taylor and Francis.
  • Biesta G. (eds) (2012) Making Sense of Education. Springer, Dordrecht. 
  • Bridges, D. (2006) The Disciplines and Discipline of Educational Research, Journal of Philosophy of Education, 40(2), 259-272. 
  • Eales-Reynolds, Lesley-Jane (2013) Critical thinking skills for education students (electronic resource). London: Learning Matters. 
  • Furlong, J., and Lawn, M. (2011) Disciplines of Education: Their Role in the Future of Education Research. Routledge  
  • Haut, C.M., and Kerry, T., (2008) International Perspectives on Education. Bloomsbury.
  • Hendrick, C., and MacPherson, R., (2017) What does this look like in the classroom? Bridging the gap between research and practice. John Catt Educational Ltd.
  • Kassem, D., Mufti, E. and Robinson, J. (Eds) (2006) Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives. Open University Press.
  • Lewin, D. et al (Eds) (2014) New Perspectives in philosophy of education. Bloomsbury Academic.  
  • McCulloch, G. (2002) 'Disciplines contributing to education?' Educational studies and the disciplines. British Journal of Educational Studies, 50(1), 100–119 
  • Matheson, C. (2004). Ideology in education in the United Kingdom. Chapter 2 in Matheson, D (ed). An introduction to the study of education. Second edition. David Fulton Publishers.  
  • Murphy, L. et al (2009) Educational Ideologies. Chapter 3 in Murphy L, et al Education Studies: An introduction. Open University Press.  
  • Pring, R. (2005) Philosophy of education: aims, theory, common sense and research. Continuum. 
  • Siegel, H. (ed) (2009) The Oxford handbook of philosophy of education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Tate, N. (2015) What is education for? The view of the Great Thinkers and their relevance today. John Catt Educational Ltd.
  • Winch, C. (2012) For philosophy of education in teacher education. Oxford Review of Education 38 (3), 305–322.
  • Young, M. et al (2014) Knowledge and the Future School: Curriculum and Social Justice. Bloomsbury Academic.