Brighton, United Kingdom

Exploring Issues in Personal Social and Health Education for Young People

when 27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2420

The module will explore theoretical and practical issues associated with children and young people's development and their personal, social and health education (PSHE). This module, open to all, will provide you with an introduction to international education and development. Some engagement with young education and/or youth counselling is desirable but not essential.

This module will reflect on key concepts in child and youth, such as attachment, transition, identity, risk and resilience. Sessions will include comprehensive training on how to build skills and confidence in participatory facilitation and working with young people; as well as exploring social pedagogic theories. This training will support you to have the tools needed to interact and engage with young people in effective workshops.

This is a practical module with interactive group-work and discussion; including the research, design and delivery of workshops as a team. The aim of these workshops is to create a supportive environment - to explore how issues such as mental health and wellbeing, environment and climate are taught, as well as essential training around safeguarding and boundaries; combining academic learning with practical application.

Throughout this module, you will understand and discuss individual experiences and cultures, and develop your own confidence to successfully and meaningful engage with young people. You will develop the ability to critically reflect and communicate complex ideas, and to construct informed position and arguments, and present those using appropriate academic conventions.

This module provides an opportunity to think about how we educate and support young people and what we choose to educate them about. It is a practical, hands-on module with interactive group-work and discussion and may include a visit to local schools.

The School of Education and Social Work has been awarded 7th in the UK for Social Work (The Guardian University Guide 2020). The School of Education and Social Work has established centres including the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth; and Centre for International Education.

Target group

This module, open to all, will provide you with an introduction to international education and development.

Course aim

- Understand, discuss and critically reflect on individual experiences of childhood and youth which have informed or challenged their own opinions including for example: education, family life, mental health, food and body image, sexuality or gender.
- Apply theoretical knowledge and understanding of childhood, youth and family from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives, such as educational, psychological, sociological and cultural studies.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence to successfully and meaningfully engage in training workshops
- Develop the ability to communicate complex ideas, to construct informed positions and arguments and present them using appropriate academic conventions

Credits info

15 EC
All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need.

Fee info

GBP 2420: The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2420. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so.

This is made up of:

Tuition fees of £1655 per session include:

- All teaching and assessment for one module of study. Where field trips or course excursions are required then the cost of this is included in the tuition fee, however travel costs may be required
- A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
- Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
- A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).

The accommodation and campus programme fee of £765 per session include:

- Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
- Bedding pack of duvet and duvet cover, sheet, towel, pillow and pillowcase
- Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.


If you are applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact your study abroad office or for more information.