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IL014 - Global Connections: Understanding Global Literacy

  • Module code: IL014
  • Module name: Global Connections: Understanding Global Literacy
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is shared with Warwick's partner university, Monash, in Melbourne Australia. It will be taught using state-of-the-art teleconferencing equipment to students in both locations. The module examines questions of cultural literacy through a variety of approaches from different disciplines. A rich and pluralistic appreciation of the challenges of understanding and acquiring cultural literacy will be relevant to all Warwick graduates in their personal and professional lives.

Principal learning outcomes

The module encourages students to: •Investigate in detail the means by which different communities value, promote or impede the development of cultural literacy - as seen through the lenses of different disciplines. •Understand notions such as the nature of social inclusion/ exclusion, citizenship, cultural 'belonging', linguistic, ethnic, and gender communities. •Reflect both upon the means by which individuals and groups are excluded or included in other communities that include ethnic, gender, religious and national communities. •Develop an awareness of how their subject knowledge and disciplinary approach can be made accessible to wider publics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Spring term: over 3 weeks between 24 February and 13th March 8.00 am - 10.00 am

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL014-12)
A (Assessed work only) 3500 word essay 70%
  Reflective journal 30%
15 CATS (Module code: IL014-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3500 word essay 70%
  Reflective journal 30%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


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