Understanding Contemporary Educational Issues

Training and Coaching

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide learners with a thorough understanding of the link between current educational research and practice by developing understanding of educational theory, policy and practice.

Course Content


  • Benefits
  • Contemporary issues and trends in education


  • Educational Theory
  • Conceptual Changes in educational theory


  • Education Policy
  • A renewed focus on learning
  • Education and Work
  • Inclusion and Pedagogy


  • Professional Identity
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Being a Teacher Leader
  • Interprofessional Education

Evolving Notion of Human Development and Learning

  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative Professional Inquiry
  • Children's Social Relationships
  • Gifted and Talented Education

Issue in Accommodating Individuals and Family Differences

  • Multicultural education
  • Information and Communication Technologies in Education
  • Teaching in Inclusive Settings
  • Working with Families
  • Classroom Management

Changing Views of Assessment and Instruction

  • Changing Views of Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Best Practice for All Students
  • Social Promotion, Retention, and Alternative Possibilities
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand contemporary issues affecting education policy and their impact on organisations

  1. Examine recent conceptual changes in educational theory, policy and practice
  2. Evaluate influencing factors on education theory, policy and practice
  3. Analyse the implications of education theory, policy and practice on stakeholders

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of policy change on educational provision

  1. Discuss the impact of key policy changes on teaching, learning and assessment
  2. Describe the application of and examine the measurement of continuous improvement in education
  3. Evaluate models and theories of quality management in an education setting

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of developments in the education system resulting from legislative requirements

  1. Explain the interrelationship between recent developments in the education system and legislation
  2. Evaluate current educational practice changed as a result of legislation
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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