Re-thinking Education in Society 4: Educating for a Sustainable Global Future EDUC5863P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will enable students to discuss, analyse and critique based on theory, research and policy, the role of the teacher and other professionals in promoting positive social impacts for children and young people.


Up to 30 hours face to face contact with a mixture of lectures and tutorials. 

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

D3 in Education in Society 3

Excluded Courses






This course will be assessed by an essay.



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Course Aims

This course will consolidate the work done in Education in Society 1, 2 and 3 by enabling students to develop a future-minded attitude to educational change and career-long professional learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Explore the possible and probable shifts in the social, political, economic, technological, religious and cultural influences on education over the time span of education over the time span of education professionals' careers.

2. Develop a realistic appreciation of how the Scottish educational system might improve the life chances of children and young people, and adults as appropriate, and address social injustice in Scotland and elsewhere.

3. Critically evaluate the concept of sustainability at local, national and global levels; and examine the educational policies and practices that promote sustainable behaviours.

4. Critically review their own emerging professional values and personal commitments in the context of the GTCS Professional Standards (2013) and other relevant professional frameworks.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.