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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Values, Identity and Intercultural Learning
Module Code ES320
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorDr. Francesca LorenziOffice NumberCA119
Level 3 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
The purpose of this module is to enquire into the nature of values and their relevance in education and training settings. The module will address the area of values from the perspective of individual identity, interculturalism and the reflective practitioner.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the role of values in education and training organisations.
  2. Describe how values impact on the roles of educators and trainers.
  3. Evaluate the cognitive development approach to values through a study of Kohlberg's theory of moral development.
  4. Examine the relationship between individual identity and active citizenship.
  5. Explore the concept of intercultural understanding in education and training contexts.
  6. Design curricula which recognise the diversity of values, identity and culture in education and training contexts.
  7. Devise effective training methodologies for diverse educational settings.

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Values in Education and Values Education: examines the implications of values in the education and training context with particular reference to the ethos and culture of the organisation. The Hidden Curriculum: investigates how the values of an organisation can have implications for the entire organisation with particular reference to espoused values and actual values as perceived through day-to-day interactions in the organisation. The Reflective Practitioner: an exploration of values and attitudes from the individual perspective of the practitioner and the impact on practice. Issues of Identity: examines a range of key texts in relation to international, national and cultural identity. Inclusive Citizenship: examines curricula in the area of civic, social and political education with a view to developing an inclusive curriculum. Interculturalism: looks at the move from monocultural educational settings through multiculturalism to interculturalism, and the implications for education and training. Inclusive Learning: explores the impact of learning theories, different learning styles and training methodologies from the perspective of values, identity and interculturalism.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Learning for Active Citizenship (2001) The European CommissionForeword; Edith CressonStephenson,
J; Ling, L; Burman, E. and Cooper, M. (1998) Values in EducationLondon: Routledge
Banks, J. (1997) Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society. New York.Teachers College Press.

Supplementary:Church, C. and Visser, A. (2001) Multiculturalism and Diversity. Derry: Incore
Farrell, F. and Watt, P. (2001) Responding to Racism in Ireland. Dublin: Veritas
Willet, C. (1998) Theorising Multiculturalism. Blackwell: Oxford
Young, C. (1999) The Accommodation of Cultural Diversity. Macmillan Press: Belfast.n/a
Rami, J., Schuh, M.,LeRoy, E. Supporting students from different cultural backgrounds, CiCeA, 2007.
Rami, J., Lalor, J., Berg, W., Elm, A., Lorencovic, J., & Maiztequi-Oñate. Developing Competencies in Citizenship Education and the Development of Identity in First Cycle Undergraduate Programmes, CiCeA, 2006.
Rami, J., Lalor, J., Berg, W., Elm, A., Lorencovic, J., & Maiztequi-Oñate. Developing Competencies in Citizenship Education and the Development of Identity in Second Cycle Postgraduate Programmes, Vol 2, CiCeA, 2006.
Programme or List of Programmes
BETBSc in Education & Training