|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%|
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.
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.
To highlight the different definitions of education across the World;
Consider the historical, sociological and political impact on global education.
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.
|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.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4