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Education, Power and Resistances


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Kerry Harman
  • Assessment: a 1500-word literature review (20%) and 3500-word essay (80%)

Module description

The module critically examines tensions and power relations in educational change and strategies for resistances within a global context. It enables you to develop a critical understanding of the roles played by educational policies and practices in supporting and in challenging dominant ideologies. It will explore the identities of excluded groups and how resistance may lead to movements for social and educational change. The module will challenge you to re-examine your personal values and ideologies and to explore political and academic positionings around education, power and social change.