Educating Children and Young People: Linking Theory and Professional Skills (X3257)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills for working with young people to explore different justice issues relevant to their lives. You will engage with a range of theories and pedagogical approaches that seek to establish democratic, inclusive and participatory forms of education.

The module emphasises professional responsibility, collaboration, reflective practice and safeguarding of young people. You will research, design and deliver Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) sessions with secondary school students. These will focus on building relationships that embrace difference (not discriminate or exclude). You will do this by engaging with issues relevant to the young people’s lives and, where relevant, linking local lives to others on the planet.


50%: Practical (Workshop)
50%: Seminar


40%: Group work (Group presentation)
60%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: