An important precursor to modernity was The Enlightenment. The Open University has a wide range of resources on The Enlightenment that can be found on the link below:
Discover More OpenLearn: The Enlightenment
After watching this documentary, students could be asked to write a profile of one of the four key thinkers covered in the programme: Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquis of Pombal or Erasmus Darwin, focussing on their contribution to the enlightenment period.
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Sue Sharpe’s classic study ‘Just Like A Girl’ can be used to introduce the notion of gender role..
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For the New Right, the purpose of education is to promote drive, enterprise and initiative in yo..
Functionalists adopt a consensus view of society, that is, one based on harmony and agreement be..
Marxists take a conflict view of education and argue that it operates as an ideological tool. It..