In this course you have engaged with a great deal of thinking about what the purposes of education may be, considering different education models and the key drivers for change in the system. As a professional engaged in education, while you have been studying this course you will have been applying your thinking to what you know and do in the context of your own education system. This has been the most important aspect of the course, as it is designed to equip you with the knowledge and the critical reasoning to know both:
- what is good in your context and why it is good
- what must be worked on and developed if your educational context is going to meet the needs of young people in the future.
If you have been studying this course as a stand-alone free course, consider signing up to study the full masters module, EE830 Learning and teaching: educating the next generation, and take the opportunity to develop your knowledge further. If you are interested in signing up for this masters module, you can find more information at http://www.open.ac.uk/ postgraduate/ qualifications/ f70 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . If you have general enquiries about registering on the programme please email https://www.open.ac.uk/ contact or phone 0300 303 5303. If you have specific queries and would like to speak to a member of the academic team please email WELS-ECYS-Masters@open.ac.uk.
If you have studied this course as part of your masters module, ensure you take the breadth of ideas that you have been exposed to in this part of the course into your assessed tasks and, perhaps more importantly, into your thinking and actions in education.
Remember that in order to get the badge, you need to have visited every page of the course, got a mark of at least 50% in both of the quizzes, and made at least three contributions to the course forum.