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EQ924 - Enacting Global Education and International Development (Professional Placement)

  • Module code: EQ924
  • Module name: Enacting Global Education and International Development (Professional Placement)
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To apply theoretical, conceptual and contextual learning from UGEID (Understanding Global Education and International Development – core module) to practical settings. 2. To evaluate the approaches studied in UGEID in their ability to explain and/or solve the issues and challenges faced in real-life education settings. 3. To investigate the practical issues that are involved in everyday work practices at the front line of education and globalisation/ international development as it coalesces in a work-place context. 4. To understand the realm of education policy and policy-related work, such as advocacy, intervention and M&E (monitoring and evaluation). 5. To explore and critique technical and conceptual features of different types of policy writing (eg research report, briefing, advocacy statement). 6. To produce policy-related knowledge that is specifically related to an aspecy of the placement. 7. To develop work-based skills for future work in the field.

Principal learning outcomes

To enable students to: • Relate and apply more conventional ‘academic’ learning from UGEID to the practical placement setting. • Question and analyse the approaches that they studied in UGEID and their suitability for understanding and addressing the challenges faced in real-life education settings. • Recognise and analyse practical issues that are involved in education-related workplaces, as they confront contemporary challenges of globalisation and/or international development. • Understand the field of education policy, what it is, what it is for, and the range of forms it takes. • Explore and critique different types of policy writing. • Produce a policy-style document that relates the placement to the learning from UGEID

Timetabled teaching activities

Students will not be able to use their current workplace (if they have one) for the purposes of the placement, unless they can demonstrate that they are engaging in a new and different role for the purposes of the placement. Students will be encouraged to experience a new environment for the placement. The condition of the placement is that the students will have a specific role, and that the institution or organisation will be able to involve the student for at least 30 hours (on a regular basis, rather than one chunk of time) over the course of 10 weeks. The placement will not be assessed, but students will need to complete the 30 hours in order to be able to gain the depth of experience needed for the written assessments.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EQ924-30)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word Comparitive Critique 40%
  3000 word Report 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 1