General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Society, Culture & Education In Contemporary England
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab Daria Hejwosz-Gromkowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 11-SCE-11-a


The course will start at 20.05.

The classes will be held on Mondays 15:00-18:15 (15:00-16:30/16:45-18:15) at Campus Ogrody, Szamarzewskiego 89, building D, room 501

Important for Erasmus students:  If the enrollment list is full, please email me:

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to give an overall overview of the contemporary English culture, society and education. During the course students will gain knowledge about the most important factors that have been shaped modern English society.  Students will have an opportunity to analyse contemporary cultural phenomena of English society. The course will also deliver knowledge about educational system in England and its importance to society. 


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English on intermediate level, allowing for easily speaking and reading the articles in English


1. England  and its place in Great Britain, Europe and in the world - an overview 2. A brief history of England and English educational system 3. Englishness and Britishness - identity, society and culture  4. Royal Family - between powerful monarchy and celebrities 5. Educational system in England 6. English Elites made in Oxbridge (?) 7. James Bond, soccer, the Beatles and other pop culture phenomena

Reading list

1. G. Turner, British Cultural Studies, Routledge 2003;

2. How we get along - the diversity study of England and Wales 2020 How-We-Get-Along-Full-Report.pdf (

3. The Education System in England Report EducationSystemUK-Digital.pdf (

4. H. Randell-Moon, Thieves like us: the British monarchy, celebrity, and settler colonialism, Celebrity Studies 8(3) 2017