Sport and Education BA (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time  

Overview

Why study Sport and Education?

This joint honours course combines the study of sport and education, and is designed to offer you the opportunity to examine the theory and practice of physical education across education and community sport sectors. You will be offered insights into teaching and learning theory, and various contemporary issues in education, and approaches to the delivery of physical activity programmes in school and community settings will be explored.

You will follow a programme designed to prepare you for future work in sport and education contexts so that you can inspire young people to be active. Modules are delivered by Physical Education and Sport Studies, and Education Studies departments.

What does the course cover?

The course covers core areas of learning theory (including learning processes), the social study of sport, and specialist modules on the teaching and learning of sport  and physical education, which seamlessly blends theory with practice. Education is studied from the perspective of the individual learner both within formal systems of education and in informal contexts. The programme is designed to give you a ‘rounded’ understanding of education through study of the philosophy, psychology and sociology of education. You will have the opportunity to consider sport and education in relation to issues of equality, special educational needs, creativity and the impact of new technologies on education and sport. You will also learn how to conduct research effectively.

How will I be assessed?

We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and assessment is much more than just essays and exams, involving presentations, practical coaching/teaching sessions, portfolios, web design and posters.

What careers can I consider?

With the skills and knowledge that this course will provide, a wide range of opportunities will be open to you as a graduate of Sport and Education Studies. Possible career destinations include community sport educator, physical education learning support assistant or school based physical activity coach/ educator. You could also undertake postgraduate professional training (PGCE or School Direct) for qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary education.


Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

September 2018 Entry Requirements

You must achieve either at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma), or a total of 104 points from a maximum of 3 A levels.

Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 
112 UCAS points: D27-M6-P12; D30-M0-P15; D15-M30-P0; D18-M12-P3; D21-M18-P6; D24-M12-P9

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language or a recognised equivalent, are also required.

If your Work Placement module in Year 2 involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you may be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Fees

Fees per academic year: 2017/18

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

*Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Additional costs:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  The cost of the DBS is currently £55 (including processing fee) with the option of subscribing to the update service which is currently £13 per year.  For more information on your DBS application please click here.

As a full time student, you will study a total of 120 credits each year. Credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits and dissertations are 40 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

Year 1 modules


INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION STUDIES: EDUCATION AND SOCIETY


INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION STUDIES: EDUCATION AND SOCIETY: details currently unavailable

DOING THEORY ON EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A CRITICAL APPROACH


MODULE TITLE : DOING THEORY ON EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A CRITICAL APPROACH

MODULE CODE : ESU402


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to help students develop a critical approach to the theorisation of Education as a field of undergraduate study. It is intended that the phasing of this module will follow the completion of semester 1 course work and assignment feedback; thus offering formative advice and strategies for improving their reading, writing and  theorisation of Educational issues.  The module aims to help students make the familiar unfamiliar through further reflection on: their own educational experiences, their reading of key educational texts, and their approach to articulating ideas about education in written and oral form.  The module then aims to support students through the anxiety-provoking experience of ‘troublesome knowledge’ while encouraging them to explore and question contested educational ideas. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

The aims of this module are to enable students to:

  • Develop a critical perspective on educational ideas
  • Articulate evolving educational arguments in written and oral form
  • Evaluate and reflect upon assignment feedback and their own approach to writing and presentation
  • Question and corroborate previously held convictions through exposure to educational ideas and research.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have opportunities to:

  • Discuss educational ideas and approaches with reference to educational literature and published research 
  • Demonstrate an evolving approach to educational critique, argument and stance.
  • Share preferred approaches to undergraduate study
  • Evaluate educational ideas and practices in the context of personal experience, value positions, and ‘troublesome knowledge’
  • Develop a theoretical approach to the study of education.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Portfolio

INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND TEACHING


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND TEACHING

MODULE CODE : ESU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module complements and develops some of the concepts which students will have been introduced to and engaged with in ESU401 (L4-1) Introduction to Education Studies: Education and Society.

The module aims to enhance students’ understanding of a range of factors that impact upon learning and teaching to further student evaluation of contextual factors surrounding diversity in the learning and teaching experience.  The module will enable students to explore educational practice at various levels and encourage students to reflect on their own learning in order to explore the ways in which values and beliefs impact on decisions about how learning is organised, what we learn and why.

Students will be invited to interrogate a variety of differing learning experiences and engage in evaluation of these with reference to issues of equity, diversity and social justice.  Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own learning experiences with reference to critical evaluation of theoretical perspectives, reading and research and to further understanding of concepts such as education, schooling, identities, learner/teacher roles, educational values and beliefs. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Enable students to understand theoretical contributions to understanding the nature and processes of learning and their relevance educational practice
  • Develop students as active learners by enhancing their reflection on the impact of contextual features of the learning and teaching experience.
  • Enable students to understand how differing values and perspectives influence learning and educational experiences within various settings.
  • Enable students to draw upon a wide range of sources and theoretical perspectives to explore differing contexts for learning and teaching

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had a range of opportunities to begin processes of:

  • Understanding the range of values and beliefs that impact upon the organisation of learning and teaching in differing contexts
  • Evaluating the effects of differing learning and teaching contexts on individual learning.
  • Analysing how concepts and theories on learning and teaching relate to interpretations in educational practice.
  • Evaluating a range of literature and other sources to interrogate educational ideas on learning and teaching and how these influence policy and practice.
  • Developing their own research, critical analysis and writing skills.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% 2500 WORD WRITTEN REPORT

INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE


INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE: details currently unavailable

EXPLORING PRACTICAL SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : EXPLORING PRACTICAL SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU405


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer students the opportunity to explore some of the disciplines of sport and exercise from a practical perspective. In the areas of biomechanics, physiology, psychology, coaching, and sociology students will gain a real world understanding of contemporary issues within sport and exercise contexts. Through practicals, empirical investigation, problem based learning tasks students will gain a critical approach to the study of sport and exercise.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ understanding of sport and exercise in both academic and practical terms within a framework of critical evaluation
  • Promote students’ appreciation of how theory relates to practice in sport and exercise contexts
  • Develop students’ understanding of how scientific knowledge of sport and exercise settings is gained.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Make effective use of theoretical knowledge and understanding within practical sport and exercise settings
  • Observe, apply, and evaluate key concepts within practical sport and exercise settings
  • Gather, analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data from practical sport and exercise settings.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 words)

Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


MODULE TITLE : PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

MODULE CODE : PEU407


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to promote an understanding of the factors that affect participation in sport and physical activity. Further to this, strategies for encouraging participation in sport and exercise will also be considered.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Enable students to gain a basic understanding of the socio-cultural factors in sport and the relationship between sport and the society
  • Allow students to investigate selected psychological theories and models related to sport and exercise participation
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic factors that contributes to effective coaching for participation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors that influence participation in sport and exercise
  • Critically discuss the content and application of psychological models related to sport and exercise participation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic factors that contribute to effective coaching for participation.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Essay (2000 words)

Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING

MODULE CODE : PLU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 12.00
Independent : 88.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
  • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

  • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

  • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

  • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

  1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

  2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

  3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

  4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

Year 2 modules


SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT - optional module


MODULE TITLE : SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT

MODULE CODE : PEU504


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to promote an understanding of the contribution to knowledge in sport made by sociological perspectives. A critical assessment of publications on contemporary issues in sport is promoted and an appreciation for the use of theory in explaining such issues is developed.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Provide a critical appreciation of the contemporary issues in sport and exercise in a variety of participant groups.
  • Develop understanding of sociology and its relevance to understanding sport and exercise.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Critically engage with and interpret information regarding contemporary issues in sport.
  • Demonstrate the application of the sociological theory to sport and the contemporary issues in sport throughout society.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - Group Presentation (7 minutes)

Component 2 - 100% Examination (2 hours)

PEDAGOGICAL STUDIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : PEDAGOGICAL STUDIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : PEU508


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to give students insight into the teaching and learning of physical education as appropriate for a specialist teacher of physical education.  It encourages the development of critical self-reflection skills, the exploration of theoretical principles, and the ability to relate the knowledge gained to the practical implications of teaching physical education and youth sport in educational settings.  Students will participate in practical sessions providing peer / team teaching opportunities.  Students will also be required to organise and undertake time in educational settings (outside of taught sessions and self-arranged).

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop an appreciation of the various pedagogical and professional considerations to enhance the teaching and learning of physical education and sport in educational settings.
  • Develop plan, design, manage and deliver practical activities using appropriate teaching methods whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant teaching skills.
  • Develop confidence in the application of skills developed to settings-based practice, and to include regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.
  • Develop the skills of self-evaluation and reflection in order to adapt to the needs of learners.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical awareness of issues relating to physical education pedagogy.
  • Self-evaluate their teaching effectiveness in relation to a selection of current Teachers’ Standards (applied to physical education and / or sport in educational settings).
  • Describe, synthesise, interpret, and analyse relevant information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching upon children’s and young people’s learning in physical education and school sport.
  • Demonstrate that they can effectively plan, design, manage and deliver effective practical activities with continuous regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (3000 words, plus a 2000 word appendix)

WORK PLACEMENT


MODULE TITLE : WORK PLACEMENT

MODULE CODE : PLU502


MODULE SUMMARY :

This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 10.00
Independent : 90.00
Placement : 100.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement in a workplace setting.

  • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement and of their independent learning throughout the experience.

  • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.

  • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.

  • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to: 

  1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.

  2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.

  3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.

  4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % PLACEMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Component 2 - 60% WORK PLACEMENT REFLECTION (2500 WORDS)

Component 3 - 40% WORK PLACEMENT EVALUATION: DIGITAL RESOURCE (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE - optional module


MODULE TITLE : QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU502


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to enable students to gain both theoretical and practical experience within key areas of quantitative research methods. Providing this body of knowledge will act as preparation for more advanced studies at Level 6. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop an understanding of a range of quantitative statistical methods used to make judgements about data under analysis  in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of how to report quantitative statistical results in the correct format.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Conduct a range of quantitative techniques such as t-tests, Anova and regression to determine differences, relationships and make predictions.

  • Gain practical experience in collecting quantitative data.

  • Interpret and draw conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% ONLINE DATA ANALYSIS TASK (1 HOUR)

CRITICAL ENQUIRIES: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE - optional module


CRITICAL ENQUIRIES: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: details currently unavailable

CRITICAL ENQUIRIES: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - optional module


MODULE TITLE : CRITICAL ENQUIRIES: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

MODULE CODE : ESU520


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will enable students to develop understanding, skills and knowledge to aid progression into research at undergraduate dissertation level.  Students will be introduced to the knowledge and understanding necessary for the design of a written research proposal and further develop skills appropriate for the development of a research proposal including literature evaluation, research planning, research governance and academic writing.

The sessions aim to further develop an awareness of appropriate research methodologies and methods in relation to the research proposal including understanding of data and information collection techniques of observation, interviews, focus groups, survey design and use of secondary data. Management, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data will be explored in the context of ethical codes and practices.

 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Enable students to understand the difference between different methodological approaches in educational research and their broad philosophical and ideological standpoints;
  • Introduce students to different research methods and discuss their relative merits and suitability for identified research problems in order to understand the basic principles of effective research design;
  • Introduce students to the ethical practice in educational research and required codes of conduct.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Identify appropriate environments, problems, questions and approaches for educational research and ways of accessing evidence related to educational research;
  • Use and demonstrate knowledge about different kinds of educational research methods and designs, and the kinds of research questions for which they are appropriate to;
  • Understand what research ethics are and how to ensure that ethical considerations are in place when conducting research;
  • Plan and present a written research proposal demonstrating an awareness and understanding of ethical and equal opportunities issues involved in research design.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Written Research Proposal (1500 words)

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - optional module


MODULE TITLE : DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE CODE : ESU503


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module introduces students to and expands their knowledge of key theories and concepts within developmental, child and educational psychology. Utilising a bio-psycho-social stance, the module emphasizes normative perspectives on human growth and learning, with a predominant focus on that of children and young people. Against this foundation, consideration will be given to ways in which development and learning may be inhibited, derailed, varied and promoted by family, social and cultural influences as well as practitioner interventions. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary perspectives that contribute to critically understanding both these processes and the contested nature of the subject. The module aims to offer possibilities to link theory, research and practice with insights drawn from students’ own lived experience, thus fostering deeper integrative learning opportunities. Particular focus will be placed upon explaining ideas, themes and contemporary issues that inform critical study within this area, which, in turn, will serve to provide a platform for progressive study across all levels of the award.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Introduce selected key theories and concepts within developmental, child and educational psychology
  • Emphasise normative perspectives on human growth and learning, with a predominant focus on that of children and young people
  • Consider ways in which development and learning may be inhibited and promoted by a range of influences
  • Consolidate students understanding of these concepts and processes with teaching examples, readings, and personal reflection
  • Establish foundational academic knowledge for both the specific topic area and broader interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Support students in developing new perspectives and understanding of their own developmental and learning formation and that of others
  • Consider the role of values and ethics on policy and practice
  • Develop students as active learners and researchers

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core academic and professional concepts both within developmental, child and educational psychology and in relation to other disciplinary domains
  • Critically reflect on normative perspectives on growth and learning, particularly among children and young people, and approaches to influencing these processes
  • Consider the ways in which professional practices in these areas have developed through a matrix of socio-political, economic, scientific, academic and individual drivers
  • Consider practitioner decision making and judgement within these areas in the light of wider societal value systems      
  • Question – using theory and data – dominant approaches to professional practices
  • Reflect on their own values and on-going formative experience in light of contested concepts and ideas
  • Develop their own research, critical analysis and writing skills

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Structured Literature Review (3000 words)

EDUCATION SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE - optional module


EDUCATION SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE: details currently unavailable

DIGITAL CHILDHOODS - optional module


MODULE TITLE : DIGITAL CHILDHOODS

MODULE CODE : ESU508


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module considers the increasing role that digital media is playing in young people’s lives, and the implications of this for their development, education and well-being. Drawing on research, policy and contemporary thinking, students will explore both empowerment and protectionist discourses, as well as young people’s uses of and attitudes to technology. The module will consider e-safety issues and conditions for promoting digital literacy.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Outline contemporary debates around young peoples’ use of technology;
  • Explore the role of technology in society and related issues;
  • Enable students to understand the personal, social and educational implications of digital media use;
  • Help students consider issues of online behaviour and associated structure and agency;
  • Consider the ways in which digital literacies are promoted in schools;
  • Help students consider the ways that e-safety policies are implemented in different settings;
  • Promote students’ understanding of their own use of technology through discussion, debate and evaluation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary thinking and practice around young people’s use of technology;         
  • Recognise that young people’s use of digital media are subject to a range of interpretations and competing agendas;
  • Consider ways in which young people’s use of digital media can be evaluated and understood;
  • Critically evaluate competing (and evolving) digital media policies;
  • Negotiate the selection of material for a public presentation;
  • Identify, select and synthesise appropriate literature, research data and materials for presentation;
  • Structure ideas and outcomes for an oral presentation.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Paired Presentation (20 minutes)

CREATIVE LEARNING - optional module


MODULE TITLE : CREATIVE LEARNING

MODULE CODE : ESU505


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module considers the function of creativity and imagination in educational practice. Drawing on contemporary thinking, research, and inspection evidence, students will explore the different ways in which creativity has been defined and conceptualised and the relationship of imagination to the creative process. The module will consider the attributes of creative and imaginative practice and the environments and conditions for promoting imagination and creativity.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Outline contemporary thinking, research and practice in creative and imaginative education
  • Enable students to understand some of the characteristics, traits and conditions that are typically associated with creative behaviour and practice
  • Consider the ways in which creativity can be considered as a culturally specific practice
  • Help students consider ways in which the outcomes of imaginative and creative work can be evaluated
  • Promote students’ understanding of their own creative and imaginative processes, and those of others, through discussion and evaluation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary thinking and practice in creative and imaginative education
  • Describe and critically evaluate characteristics, traits and conditions associated with creative and imaginative behaviour and practice
  • Recognise that creative and imaginative practices are subject to different interpretations depending upon cultural and historical contexts
  • Consider ways in which the outcomes of imaginative and creative work can be evaluated
  • Structure ideas and outcomes for an oral presentation
  • Negotiate the selection of material for a public presentation
  • Identify, select and synthesise appropriate literature, research data and materials for presentation
  • Critically evaluate competing definitions of creativity and imagination, and ideas and approaches to its development.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Paired Presentation in an Alternative Setting (15 minutes)

EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES - optional module


MODULE TITLE : EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES

MODULE CODE : ESU506


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module does education differently, both in terms of what we study as well as how we do it. Whereas other modules in education studies educate about education largely from a critical perspective on schools and societies, this module rips up the school and even society as we hegemonically know it. We look at, consider and discuss alternatives. The purpose of the explorations we undertake together are to know education afresh and differently. Examples of schools and a wide variety of out of school educational practice from around the world are considered. Our focus is on education with autonomy, self-direction, freedom not license, voice, community, destructured, unschooled, deschooled, home-led versions and other legal options. We will be dealing with practices within and outside the mainstream. The module has a strong focus on ideas, theories, philosophies and possibilities set within an awareness of the limitations the modern world imposes on any and all approaches which challenge ‘normality’.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Advance and critically discuss philosophical and ideological traditions pertinent to the study of education

  • Distinguish significant differences between competing conceptions of broad educational purpose and critically discuss these in light of relevant literature and personal experience

  • Draw distinction between philosophies, ideologies of education and ideas about education

  • Enable students to discuss and critically evaluate different conceptions of education in the context of the above and how these inform the shaping of educational policy, provision and practice

  • Enable students to articulate a provisional and personal philosophy of education that is informed through the above

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

 

  • Know the defining features of some of the philosophies and ideologies that shape conceptions of education and educational practice

  • Have a knowledge of the philosophical and ideological traditions pertinent to the study of education and distinguish the significant differences between competing conceptions of educational purpose

  • Know that practice, provision and policy in education is situationally defined and governed by a range of external contexts and forces

  • Have an evolving personal philosophy of education that is informed by relevant , reading, research interrogation, pair and group discussion

  • Locate and distinguish some of the competing philosophies and ideologies of education

  • Identify that ways in which such philosophies and ideologies have shaped practice, provision and policy in education

  • Describe how philosophies, ideologies and ideas about education are different

  • Articulate their own personal, provisional and developing philosophy of education in written and oral form

  • Develop their capacity for critical reflection and questioning.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Prospectus and Commentary (3500 words)

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE - optional module


MODULE TITLE : QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU521


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on those key areas of research methods delivered in PEU502. It provides the students with a body of knowledge and experiences that will act as a preparation for more advanced studies at Level 6. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire and practice the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Design a robust research study within sport and/or exercise setting.

  • Apply understanding of a range of qualitative data collection methods used in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Apply understanding of a range of qualitative data analysis methods in a practical manner within a sport and exercise population.

  • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of analyses in sport and exercise disciplines from a practical study.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

 

  • Conduct a study taking on board all aspects of research design.

  • Interpret and draw conclusions from the results of qualitative analyses.

  • Collect qualitative data using appropriate methods.

  • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from qualitative data.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% POSTER PRESENTATION - 600 WORDS PLUS 7 MINUTE POSTER DEFENCE

Year 3 modules


LEARNING JOURNEYS - optional module


MODULE TITLE : LEARNING JOURNEYS

MODULE CODE : ESU611


MODULE SUMMARY :

‘Learning journeys’ are conceptualised, within this module, in terms of meanings that learners attribute to their experiences of learning and how individual and collective experiences may be critically analysed and interpreted. The overall purpose of the module is to enable students to review their own learning careers by developing their analysis of these experiences by working individually and collectively during the module.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Outline concepts of ‘learning career’, ‘learning journey’, critical events and turning points and situate these within research on life history and autobiographical methods.

  • Explore how notions of aspiration raising, barriers and progression are described as a series of problems or events to be rationally overcome.

  • Enable students to develop their capacity to review their own learning careers and journeys and interpret the factors that may have shaped them.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 


 

  • Critically analyse their own experiences of current and/or prior learning and identify critical events or ‘turning points’ that relate to these experiences.

  • Critique notions of aspiration raising, barriers and transition and how these have been constructed in policy texts

  • Critically debate these contested notions in policy texts and compare them with concepts of ‘learning journey’ or ‘learning career’ in life history research

  • Review and synthesise how other examples of life history research relate to events or ‘turning points’ within their own learning careers

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

No information available.

SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - optional module


MODULE TITLE : SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

MODULE CODE : PEU603


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module provides the opportunity to apply sociological theory to a range of contemporary issues and relevant vocational issues in sport throughout society. Students will also be encouraged to analyse the adequacy of the application of sociological theories to sport and exercise.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop understanding in a range of contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.
  • Use sociological theory to explain various issues in sport and exercise.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different sociological approaches to explaining sport and society.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Critically analyse evidence in sport and exercise from a sociological perspective.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of sociological theory in explaining issues in sport and exercise.
  • Critically discuss contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (Paired) with Viva (10 minutes in total)

Component 2 - 60% Essay (2500 words)

CRITICAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : CRITICAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : PEU608


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to critically appraise both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to contemporary issues in physical education.  Problems identified in professional practice are subjected to critical examination and experiences are designed to permit the student to interpret research at the forefront of the discipline and to communicate their results.  Students will be expected to challenge accepted theoretical positions, to assess and evaluate alternative evidence and to search for new ways of solving problems.  A critical appraisal will be made of the moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Study the social, economic and cultural diffusion, distribution and impact of physical education on the development of sporting opportunities for lifelong involvement and for the nurture of elite performers
  • Critically examine contemporary policies and practices in schooling the body through physical education and school sport
  • Use both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study, drawing as appropriate from service, research and professional context
  • Address the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues which underpin best practice.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Critically review, consolidate and extend a coherent body of knowledge about physical education and make recommendations for good practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical education in the schooling process through reflective academic and professional analysis.
  • Evaluate information critically using concepts and evidence from a range of disciplines and be able to synthesise the evidence to provide a personal view on critical contemporary issues in physical education.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (10 minutes)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

DISSERTATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : DISSERTATION

MODULE CODE : PEU601


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of their skills, knowledge and understanding through conducting an independent research project. The project is regarded as an important exercise for developing students’ abilities to formulate appropriate research design and procedures, to collect and present in an appropriate and meaningful way, to conduct a critical analysis of relevant literature, and to demonstrate their understanding and application of theoretical principles. The dissertation must be specific to their degree pathway.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 15.00
Independent : 385.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  400.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work
  • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular sport and exercise related issue

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme.
  • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted         
  • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • Produce a sustained independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, and analysis gained from the research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 minute presentation and 5 minute defence)

Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10000 words)

EDUCATION STUDIES DISSERTATION - optional module


EDUCATION STUDIES DISSERTATION: details currently unavailable

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY - optional module


EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY: details currently unavailable

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : ESU608


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module focuses specifically on the interconnectivity and interdependence of international and comparative aspects of education by exploring a range of analytical models drawn from sociological and political contexts. The module begins with an exploration of global historical contexts to consider how these relate to current worldwide controversies and challenges in educational policy and practice.  The module  will go on to invite students to explore a range perspectives to engage with themes including globalisation, educational transfer processes across nations, definitions of global ‘consumer’ and global ‘citizen’ and to consider how studies of pupil attainment contribute to global discussions about the future of education.  Students will explore differences & similarities in learning and teaching by comparing & contrasting aspects of the educational context in two different countries.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:  

  • Enable students to appreciate a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international & comparative education using a range of perspectives, including historical, cultural, sociological, economic and political models.
  • Critically review the concept of international and comparative study of education and consider international paradigms of educational ‘effectiveness’ and ‘improvement’ using a range of literature.
  • Understand the nature of the challenges that are currently being faced by the study of comparative and international education and how this contributes to the future of learning, teaching, research and professional development.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:
 

  • Critically reflect upon contemporary challenges and controversies in international education and understand how these relate to historical, sociological and political contexts. 
  • Discuss and share critically informed perspectives on differences between international and comparative aspects of education.
  • Identify key topics of personal interest in relation to international perspectives on educational policy and practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how international and comparative perspectives contribute to discussion on global educational aims and purposes.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Comparative Report (4000 words)

POLITICS OF EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : POLITICS OF EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : ESU607


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module builds upon the understanding of sociological approaches to educational analysis introduced and developed at Level 4 and Level 5. It is designed to build on a range of knowledge, understanding and skills, in order to facilitate further understanding of the inter-relationships between education and political ideologies - within macro, meso and micro contexts. The overall purpose of the module is to enable students to question and analyse ‘common sense’ assumptions of policy and practice by investigating current and historical political issues and policy themes that, in turn, relate to their own interests and identities.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

The aims of this module are to:

  • Develop further understanding of the sociological and political analysis of educational policy and practice.
  • Analyse the factors that shape the making of policy at institutional levels using themes and questions of your choice.
  • Review the complex inter-relationships between these macro, meso and micro forms of education and politics.
  • Evaluate both the conventions and different forms of documentary and how they have been produced to interpret political issues and present a variety of critical perspectives on them.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate current educational policy developments and how these impact upon educational practices.
  • Analyse the connections between broader political discourses and the ‘shaping’ of educational policy and practice.
  • Apply an analysis framework to how different policy initiatives in education are influenced by their ideological contexts.
  • Identify an appropriate area of education for exploration using an enquiry based approach.
  • Develop their capacity for critical reflection and questioning.
  • Engage an audience through the conventions of a documentary produced to explain a political issue and present a critical perspective on it.
  • Collaborate effectively with others in the production of a group documentary.
  • Manage their learning, work collaboratively in undertaking a small scale investigation and develop an appropriate strategy for a documentary production.
  • Make use of basic audio visual equipment (cameras, editing software) to produce a documentary.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Analysis (2000 words)

Component 2 - 60% Group Documentary (12 to 15 minutes)

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE - optional module


MODULE TITLE : EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE

MODULE CODE : ESU606


MODULE SUMMARY :

The thematic and analytical focus of this module is the impact of digital media and new information and communication technologies upon culture, notions of identity and education / learning. Students will be introduced to the perspective that the spread of the new IC technologies is the source of some profound cultural changes that have massive implications for both socialisation and educational processes. Students will also be introduced to some of the ways in which educational outcomes for the 21st century can be facilitated by the incorporation and creative exploitation of the new technologies. Students will be expected to demonstrate that they can use the new technologies in their own creative educative production that critiques the impact of technologies on education.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to explore and critique the relations between education, technologies and digital media, in terms of socialization, learning and culture.
  • Enable students to take a critical position on the question of whether traditional education models can adapt to digital worlds or whether digital experiences transform education and outdate its traditional models.
  • Enable students to take a critical position on the potential changes that new technologies may bring, with particular regard to power, access, safety and ethics.
  • Support students in the development of technological skills and competences through the practical application and usage of the new technologies.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Analyse and critically evaluate the impact of the new technologies on cultural experience, personal development and upon education processes.
  • Contextualise understandings of education, digital media and technology in relation to critical questions about the transformative effects of technology.
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the potential impact of new technologies and digital media on learning theory and learning styles.
  • Critically apply their understanding of technological developments to philosophies of education.
  • Synoptically relate new ideas about digital media and technology to theory of education encountered previously on the degree.
  • Develop and demonstrate digital competencies sufficient for the construction of a   dynamic web site that communicates effectively to its intended audience

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Paired Website (4000 word equivalent)

CRITICAL THEORY - optional module


MODULE TITLE : CRITICAL THEORY

MODULE CODE : ESU604


MODULE SUMMARY :

This honours level module explores a range of critical theory and its potential applications to the field of Education Studies.  Each contribution is examined in relation to its philosophical and epistemological ‘moves’ and students are encouraged to develop critical responses to such theory in terms of its relevance to specific areas of psychology, sociology and learning theory. The module will cover a range of theoretical contributions in the order of their publication, and students will consider the relationship between each approach. A specific example of critical theory will be selected for application in dialogue with a particular area of Education Studies encountered in the degree.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:
 

  • Explore and apply critical perspectives on the philosophy and sociology of education drawn from such approaches as Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Post-structuralism, Feminism and Post-modernism. 
  • Equip students with the ability to apply critical theory to specific aspects of education.  
  • Develop a critical perspective in response to key theoretical contributions. 
  • Facilitate the independent development of new theoretical perspectives to aid progression to study for a higher degree.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Describe a range of critical theory approaches in relation to Education Studies.
  • Compare and comment on relationships between different critical theory approaches.
  • Understand the philosophical differences between critical theories and other approaches to society, identity, learning and texts. 
  • Apply critical theory to the study of education.
  • Reflect personally on their own construction in discourses about education. 
  • Critique, from an informed vantage point, theoretical language games.
  • Create new ways of thinking about education arising from their analysis of the dialectical nature of educational philosophy.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% Abstract for a conference paper and 10 - 15 minute presentation

Component 2 - 80% 3500 word paper following the presentation of the draft paper and feedback

ACCESS AND INCLUSION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : ACCESS AND INCLUSION

MODULE CODE : ESU609


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers students the opportunity for exploration of the concepts of inclusion, disability, and special educational needs and to gain an appreciation of the diversity of a range of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Students will engage with research in the area of inclusion and with the debate surrounding the effectiveness of the inclusion ‘agenda.’ This will include an in-depth consideration of the issue of pupil disaffection using current research and relevant literature. There will be an informed perspective on current debates in the field of Special Educational Needs and this will provide opportunities for students to engage with their own interests in this area. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to provide students with opportunities to: 

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of theoretical developments in the area of SEN.
  • Critically analyse the philosophies, principles and practice of inclusion and the legislative frameworks for SEN.
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the SENCO; critically analyse the key debates in the field of special educational needs.
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate a range of research evidence offered in explanation of a broad range of special educational needs and provision.
  • Critically engage with research on a range of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate an informed perspective on inclusion and current debates in the field of special educational needs and an informed understanding of, and sensitivity to, individuals with special needs.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the legal and social implications of relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of, and a critical and analytical appreciation of, a range of special education needs and a critical appreciation of intervention strategies.
  • Discuss and critically evaluate issues of inclusion with specific reference to research, theory and practice.
  • Critically engage with, and analyse reading and research into issues discussed in this module.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Individual Presentation (15 minutes)

Course code


XX13

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