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EQ923-30 Understanding Global Education and International Development

Department Education Studies

Level Taught Postgraduate Level

Module leader Dr Emily Henderson

Credit value 30

Module duration 10 weeks

Assessment 100% coursework

Study location University of Warwick main campus, Coventry

Introduction

The focus of this module is on changing global patterns in the way that education systems are being regulated, and in different populations’ participation in education systems. The changes that education is experiencing as a conceptual space, as systems and institutions, and as individuals’ everyday experiences, demand a contemporary approach to the study of education for practice as well as purely academic purposes. The module therefore explores the discourses of globalisation in education and the contemporary international development agenda in relation to education, as well as practical implications for education practice and research. UGEID brings together foundational theories of international development with current trends, and applies theoretical perspectives on education in a variety of contexts.

Principle Module Aims and Outcomes
  • Explore the discourses of globalisation in education in relation to international, transnational, regional, national, glocal, glonacal education contexts; in relation to macro systems, meso institutions, and the micro-level of individuals’ experiences.
  • Explore the contemporary international development agenda in relation to education; the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs; the changing definitions of and practices of definition and aid.
  • Analyse the tensions and fusion of globalisation and development discourses in relation to education. Does development contradict globalisation? Does globalisation render development obsolete? Can one be thought without the other?
  • Bring together foundational theories of international development with current trends, and apply theoretical perspectives to primary, secondary, tertiary, informal and non-formal education in a variety of contexts.
  • To address practical implications for education practice and research.
  • To engage in critical comparative analysis of different conceptual approaches and educational contexts.
  • To develop skills in critical engagement with academic and policy sources, in oral and written contributions, in collaborative group-work.
Syllabus

Topics to be covered:

  • What is development? What is global education? How do they intersect?
  • Key theories of development thought (e.g. Postcolonialism and Southern Theory, Human Capital Theory, Human Rights, Capabilities Approach)
  • Gender, conflict, educational mobilities
Study time
Type Required Optional
Lectures 10 sessions of 3 hours (10%)  
Tutorials (0%) 1 session of 15 minutes
Private study 270 hours (90%)  
Total 300 hours  
Assessment
  Weighting
Essay 100%
Module Information

This module is a core module on MA Global Education and International Development, and an optional module on MA Childhood in Society, MA Drama and Theatre Education, MA Education, MA Educational Innovation, MA Educational Leadership and Management, MA Islamic Education: Theory and Practice, and MA Psychology and Education.

Student Opinions
"This module allowed me to learn so much about the impact of education in different societies across the globe. Moreover, I have realised that we all can use education to transform peoples' lives" - Hamis, Postgraduate Taught Masters, Education Studies