Testing Times in the Classroom: Challenges of 21st Century Education

David Hall, University of Exeter

Challenge the way you think about the key issues affecting education today

Are schools too focussed on assessments? Is education just about profit? Does the classroom affect children’s creativity? These are some of the questions that surround education in the present day.

On this course, you will discuss these questions in depth and understand some of the recent major changes in education. You will explore a range of key concepts, including how education might now be considered a business and the link between education and economic growth. You will reflect on your own schooling experiences as well as look at possible educational alternatives for the future.

This course is for anyone with an interest in education, including teachers, students, and parents. This course will also be of interest to an international audience. No prior qualifications in education are required.

Dates:
  • 23 November 2020
  • 17 August 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 2 March 2020
  • 9 December 2019
  • 16 September 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 8 April 2019
  • 14 January 2019
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  • Language: English Gb

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