Module Information

Module Identifier
ED13520
Module Title
An Introduction to Global Education
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Bibliographic Exercise  1500 word bibliographic exercise  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.  2 hour examination  60%
Supplementary Assessment Bibliographic Exercise  1500 word bibliographic exercise  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand the definitions, key values and ideologies of global education.

Understand the effects of political, social and historical contexts on the control of education.

Appreciate the challenges, tensions and realities of global education.

Reflect upon the impact of globalization on education.

Brief description

This module explores global issues in education by first considering key concepts used in international educational policy and practice. The definitions of education across the world are considered and the role of educators explored. These issues are examined in light of historical, sociological and political perspectives. The module considers current concerns in education across the world, as well as identifying future trends and challenges.

Aims

To provide an introduction to global education;
To highlight the different definitions of education across the World;
Consider the historical, sociological and political impact on global education.

Content

Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:
Session 1 (2 hours) What is globalization? What is global education?

Session 2 (1 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) What does education mean in different countries?

Session 3 (1 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) Educational realities and tensions arising from globalization

Session 4 (2 hours) Global perspectives on learning and teaching

Session 5 (2 hours) Global Education Policy development - OECD

Session 6 (2 hours) Global Education Policy development - World Bank

Session 7 (1 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar) The role of educators

Session 8 (2 hours) Influences and opportunities of technology

Session 9 (1hr lecture/1hr seminar) Education as change in a globalized world

Session 10 (2 hours) The future for global education - including trans - national education.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Statistical reports will be considered and data to support arguments will be analysed.
Communication This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Online tests at the end of sessions will illustrate areas that need improving. Assignments, academic reading, discussion.
Information Technology Discussion Boards will be used throughout. All assignments will be word processed.
Personal Development and Career planning Reflection activities during seminars will be used to encourage personal development. Opportunities to explore the workings of other countries will highlight possible career paths to students.
Problem solving During seminar activities students will be asked to reflect upon the challenges of global education and the methods of overcoming these.
Research skills Research for assignment and preparation for seminars; using Blackboard and e-resources.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities will involve group work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4