Open University

Open University

Addressing Inequality and Difference in Educational Practice (EE814)

Taking a critical theory approach, the module scrutinises education policy and practice, at both national and institutional levels, with regard to the way in which they inhibit or facilitate equality in society and the community. You will be introduced to core concepts pertaining to equality and social justice within the area of 'education', before focusing on the key elements of a critical theory approach to investigating issues of equality, and the research tools you can employ. The module requires you to challenge your own, and others', assumptions with a view to engaging in the process of transforming education policy and practice to effect greater equality and/or social justice.

Entry requirements

You should be prepared for study at postgraduate level and have the minimum of a bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK university or an equivalent professional qualification. We warmly welcome applications from students who have an undergraduate degree level qualification from universities outside the UK and which is deemed equivalent to a UK higher education degree. You may find it beneficial to have professional experience in some sort of education or training: this can include all phases of education, and, for example, health and social care, the armed services and the police force.

Assessment methods

3 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). End-of-module assessment. You must use the online eTMA system to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

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