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Understanding Global Education and International Development 20/30 CATS (EQ923)

Mode of Study
9 x 3 hour sessions

Term 1

30 CATS: 5000 word essay

20 CATS: 4000 word essay

Module Leader

Dr Emily Henderson

Core Module for:
Optional Module for:
MA Global Education and International Development

MA Educational Studies

MA Educational Innovation

MA Psychology and Education

MA Educational Leadership and Management

Students in Social Sciences Departments (20 CATS option)

Introduction to the Module

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.

Students on the MA GEID and other CES programmes will take the 30 CATS variant of this module. Students from other departments can take the module as 20 CATS.

Principle Module Aims
  • To explore the discourses of globalisation in education.
  • To explore the contemporary international development agenda in relation to education.
  • To analyse the tensions and fusion of globalisation and development discourses in relation to education.
  • To bring together foundational theories of international development with current trends, and apply theoretical perspectives on education in a variety of contexts.
  • To address practical implications for education practice and research.