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EQ923 - Understanding Global Education and International Development

  • Module code: EQ923
  • Module name: Understanding Global Education and International Development
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The focus of this module is on changing global patterns in the way that education systems are being regulated and in 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. This approach calls upon the tensions between, and the concomitant fusion of, discourses of globalisation and development in relation to education. The module aims to: 1) 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. 2) 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. 3) 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? 4) 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. 5) Address practical implications for education practice and research. 1) Awareness of and ability to understand, evaluate and analyse the current debates around globalisation, international development and education. 2) Ability to understand theoretical perspectives on global education and international development and to apply theoretical perspectives to a range of education contexts. 3) Ability to engage in critical comparative analysis of different conceptual approaches and educational contexts. 4) Development of skills in critical engagement with academic and policy sources, in oral and written contributions, in collaborative group-work.

Principal learning outcomes

1) Awareness of and ability to understand, evaluate and analyse the current debates around globalisation, international development and education. 2) Ability to understand theoretical perspectives on global education and international development and to apply theoretical perspectives to a range of education contexts. 3) Ability to engage in critical comparative analysis of different conceptual approaches and educational contexts. 4) Development of skills in critical engagement with academic and policy sources, in oral and written contributions, in collaborative group-work.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 weeks comprising the following: - Ten sessions (outlined in part 20) of three hours each, including amalgamated lecture and seminar activities. - Each session will include: Discussion of set reading for the session. Lecture content (delivered by module convener or guest lecturer). Case study work on applying the lecture content to relevant interventions and/or research studies. - Some selected sessions will include: Non-assessed presentations. Practical activities. Assignment topic development activities.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: EQ923-20)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%
30 CATS (Module code: EQ923-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL10) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL10) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL10) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL20) - Year 2