Education For Citizenship PUBPOL4037

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course examines aspects of citizenship that relate to education, policy and practice.


Sessions will be two hours weekly. They will consist of a combination of lectures, seminars and small group work.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours Social & Public Policy normally requires a grade point average of 12 (grade C3) over Social & Public Policy 2A and 2B (formerly Public Policy 2A and 2B) as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses





1 essays of 2,500 words 40%

1 one hour exam  40%


Peer review online (set exercise) 10% - students' reviews will be marked and graded by the teacher

Active participation in class (practical skills assessment) 10% - this will be co-assessed by the teacher with each student. The assessment will take into consideration students' frequency of attendance and constructive contributions in class, for example, discussion either in small group work or in whole class seminars, and active participation in any other required learning exercises or activities in class. Students will be required to keep a log reflecting on their class participation which will be utilised in this co-assessment. Co-assessment will involve a critical discussion between the teacher and each student, using written evidence (i.e. the student's learning log and the teacher's reflective teaching log and the class register), leading to an agreement of an appropriate mark. Should an agreement not be reached or should the student not participate in meeting, the teacher will retain the right to decide the final grade. 

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable


Course Aims

The aim of the course is to examine aspects of citizenship in relation to education, policy and practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Critically analyse concepts of citizenship and civil society;

■ Critically analyse the relationship between education for citizenship policy and practice;

■ Assess the implications of active citizenry and civic responsibility;

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits