Department Education Studies
Level Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader Nicholas Lee
Credit value 15
Module duration 10 weeks
Assessment 100% coursework
Study location University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
This module will explore modules and concepts relating to education at a global level. You'll examine themes and trends that cut across geographical and national boundaries. We'll look at globalisation and children's rights to education, the Millenium Development Goals, and the marketisation fo schooling and higher education. The module explores how factors such as ideology, culture and economics impact on education.
Principal Module Aims and Outcomes
- To introduce students to education within an international context.
- To provide a knowledge base within which students are able to compare and contrast different education systems between countries.
- To develop an informed understanding of the impact of globalisation on education and schooling.
- To focus on educational policy in an international context.
This module will explore models, concepts and themes relating to education at a global level. There are two overarching trends which structure the sessions.
- First, processes of globalisation provide a theoretical frame within which students will examine themes and trends that cut across geographical and national boundaries. Among other things, globalisation and children’s rights to education, the Millennium Development Goals, the investment in early years education, the schooling of migrant children and the marketisation of schooling and higher education are discussed.
- Second, the module will focus on the way that education is promoted within different international contexts, thereby exploring how factors such as ideology, culture and economics impact on education. There will be more of a case study approach here with students focusing on country specific education systems. For example, key case studies could be drawn from Scandinavia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, New Zealand, America or Italy. In each case the focus may be on the schooling system, the provision of early years education or the shifting role of higher education.
|Lectures||10 sessions of 1 hour (7%)|
|Seminars||10 sessions of 2 hours (13%)|
|Private study||90 hours (60%)|
|Assessment||30 hours (20%)|
|Timed Essay||100%||30 hours|
|This assessment will take the form of a Timed Essay. In a specified week after the teaching on the module has finished, students will write one 2000 word essay. They will choose from a list of titles and have 7 days to complete their essay. The essay titles/questions will be made available on the Monday morning and students will have until the following Monday to complete the assessment.|