Access, Disadvantage, Equality in Education
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The purpose of this module is to introduce participants to basic sociological theories. In this module students will develop knowledge of the social issues that impact on access, disadvantage and equality and to apply sociological theory to explain these issues within educational settings. The approach taken allows students to research, discuss and evaluate the social context in which they work and to understand these contexts as they are shaped by wider social changes and movements. Additionally, this module provides a platform of knowledge that allows participants to tackle work that requires more in depth social analysis. Students are expected to attend lectures, contribute to discussions and activities and complete assessments
1. Demonstrate a commitment to identifying, understanding and valuing diversity in educational contexts
2. Discuss coherently theoretical aspects that relate to access, disadvantage and equality in education
3. Explain some of the social issues that emerge within educational settings (e.g. social class, gender, interculturalism etc)
4. Critically apply sociological theory to the issues that emerge in students' own work based practice settings
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.