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Curricular information is subject to change
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- undertake research that draws on the history of childhood and education, and use this to provide context for
thesis/project work on contemporary issues.
- critically evaluate sources that provide information on the experience of education and the experience of childhood
- use library, archival and multi-media sources in research on the theme of education and/or childhood
- find and interrogate materials on childhood and our education past
- use fieldwork research to develop a compelling analysis of childhood in the past
- be able to research and write about the relationship between children and teachers, drawing on primary source
Module participants will read and discuss materials on themes including:
Understanding childhood in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Constructions of childhood in art, literature and film
Parents, children and teachers: changing relationships
Children and formal learning; types of schooling
Punishing children: what was it, who did it?
What is school anyway? Types of learning, places used for learning
Constructions of childhood: using sources
Images of children and their schooling: appraising and analysing sources
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: The student makes an oral presentation, summarising the focus of their chosen assignment topic, and the approach that they are taking in the assignment.||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: There is an essay-style assignment at the end of the module, which draws on module content and/or field trip research.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback is available to students in two ways: they can arrange a feedback meeting (online or face to face) OR they can have written feedback on their submissions. The written feedback will be sent electronically.