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  1. Course Bibliography 52 items
    Required readings and suggestions for further reading are specified for each week
    1. Chapter One: "The state we're in" - Michael Fielding, Peter Moss 2011

      Chapter 

    2. Chapter 7: Children's development and learning - Robin Alexander 2010

      Chapter 

    3. Open Teaching: The Key to Sustainable and Effective Open Education - D. Laurillard 2008

      Chapter 

    4. Chapter 3: Narrative imagination

      Chapter 

    5. An aims-based curriculum: the significance of human flourishing for schools - Michael J. Reiss, John White, University of London. Institute of Education 2013

      Book 

    6. Can education change society? - B. Simon 2005

      Chapter 

    7. Chapter 4: Why the grammar of schooling persists? - David Tyack, Larry Cuban 1995

      Chapter 

    8. Knowledge and the future school: curriculum and social justice - Michael F. D. Young, David Lambert, Carolyn R. Roberts, Martin D. Roberts 2014

      Book 

  2. Week 1: Getting started: Introduction to What is Education? 5 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Chapter One: "The state we're in" - Michael Fielding, Peter Moss 2011

        Chapter 

    2. Suggestion for further reading: 3 items
      1. Finding our voices as teachers - Mary Renck Jalongo

        Chapter  This is no longer available electronically but the book is in library

  3. Week 2: What are schools for? (Professor Michael Young) 7 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Suggestions for further reading 5 items
      1. Knowledge and the future school: curriculum and social justice - Michael F. D. Young, David Lambert, Carolyn R. Roberts, Martin D. Roberts 2014

        Book 

      2. Vertical and Horizontal Discourse: An essay - Basil Bernstein 06/1999

        Article  More difficult but worth it if you are feeling brave

    3. Suggested viewing 1 item
  4. Week 3: Changing values in education (Dr Jacek Brant) 5 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
    2. Suggestions for further reading 2 items
    3. Suggested viewing 1 item
  5. Week 4: Must we educate? Philosophical perspectives on the moral and political aspects of education. (Professor Judith Suissa) 7 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
    3. Additional references from Judith's session 5 items
      General background reading in Philosophy of Education:
      1. The Child’s Right to an Open Future - Joel Feinberg

        Chapter 

      2. Freedom and fulfillment: philosophical essays - Joel Feinberg c1992

        Book 

  6. Week 5: The Sociology of Knowledge and Pedagogic Identities. (Dr Claudia Lapping) 6 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. Class and Pedagogies: Visible and Invisible. - Basil Bernstein 1975

        Article  If you find this reading challenging, you could begin by reading the appendix on toilets and thinking about that before returning to the main text.

    2. Suggestions for further reading 4 items
    3. Suggested viewing 1 item
  7. Week 6: What should be the aims of the school curriculum? (Professor Michael Reiss) 4 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Strongly recommended reading 1 item
    3. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
    4. Suggested viewing 1 item
  8. Week 7: Disengagement from education: a dynamic construct - recognising and responding to the needs of learners. (Dr Lynne Rogers) 2 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
  9. Week 8: What is the purpose of (initial) teacher education, and how does it fulfil that purpose? (Dr Clare Brooks) 3 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. The Trouble with Ed Schools - Labaree, David F Summer 1996

        Article 

    2. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
    3. Suggested viewing 1 item
  10. Week 9: The role and purpose of assessment. (Dr Mary Richardson) 3 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Suggestions for further reading 2 items
  11. Week 10: Adult education and social change - exploring alternatives (Dr Tom Woodin) 3 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
    2. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
      1. The intellectual life of the British working classes - Jonathan Rose 2010

        Book  Chapter 8, 'The Whole Contention Concerning the Workers' Educational Association', pp 256-297

    3. Suggested viewing 1 item
  12. Week 11: Education for a global society (Dr Doug Bourn) 3 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
    2. Suggestions for further reading 1 item
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