Module Information

Module Identifier
ED24020
Module Title
Mobility, Migration and Transitions: Educational Perspectives
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr Naureen Durrani (Senior Lecturer - University of Sussex)
 
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 Assignment  Theoretical essay (2500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Case study  Case Study of Educational Initiatives (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. Theoretical essay (2500 words)   50%
Supplementary Assessment Case study  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. Case Study of Educational Initiatives (2500 words)   50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Identify key issues regarding the cause of migration and displacement of young people.

Evaluate educational intervention strategies developed to support displaced young people.

Evaluate the impact of issues such as conflict, famine, drought on children's lives

Brief description

This module outlines the causes of displacement and migration for children in a range of countries and contexts. The module evaluates some of the support procedures developed by UNICEF, and others, to critically analyse the effect of interventions on children’s education within these contexts.

Aims

To provide an understanding of the causes of migration for young people.
To evaluate the educational challenges faced by children and international agencies as a result of displacement and migration.
To evaluate case studies and current media stories regarding interventions in action.

Content

Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:
• Session 1- Causes of Migration and Enforced Mobility
• Session 2- Key Issues with Youth Displacement
• Session 3-4- UNICEF Education Strategy for Displaced Children
• Session 5- Educational Strategies in the Developing World
• Session 6 - Children's Perspectives on International Transitions
• Session 7- Education in Emergencies
• Session 8- Post-conflict Education
• Session 9- Inter-Agency Educational Interventions
• Session 10 - Case Study

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students may analyze numerical data in researching their assignments.
Communication Students will have the opportunity to develop their written and oral communication skills. Oral presentation skills will be developed through in class discussions and written skills will be developed through the assignments
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be required to undertake self-directed study in terms of the wider reading and assignment preparation. Attendance in sessions will enhance a range of learning skills.
Information Technology tudents will develop competency in utilizing electronic sources of information through bibliographic and web based sources. All assignments will be submitted in a word processed format.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will develop a range of transferable skills including time management, team work, communication and evaluative skills
Problem solving Students will analyse a range of sources and texts as part of their independent research towards the assignments. Problem solving activities will form part of the lectures.
Research skills Students will have the opportunity to undertake independent research for their assignments.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop key analytical skills and have the opportunity to demonstrate these through a case study of interventions/practices within the context of the module.
Team work Students will have the opportunity to work in groups as part of the activities during and in between lectures.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5