|Assessment length / details
|Case Study Written case study report evaluating the implementation of ESDGC. 3375 words
|Critical Bibliographic overview Critical bibliographic overview of one key theme. 2000 words
|Oral presentation Oral presentation on one of the key themes
|Case study Failed elements must be re-taken if the student?s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 50%. Written case study report evaluating the implementation of ESDGC in a different context to the original submission. 3375 words
|Critical bibliographic overview Critical bibliographic overview of one key theme, that is different to the original submission. 2000 words
|Oral presentation Oral presentation on one of the key themes.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced, critical understanding of the historical and political background of ESDGC in a UK and International context
Critically evaluate the implementation of ESDGC into the curriculum from policy and practice perspectives.
Analyze the potential barriers for implementing ESDGC.
Critically evaluate and implement current issues, research and scholarship in ESDGC
Demonstrate an in depth, critical, specialist knowledge and understanding of wider key issues relating to ESDGC
To demonstrate an advanced critical understanding of the key theoretical frameworks within which ESDGC is implemented
There has been a growing recognition that principles of good environmental management and sustainability need to be included in curricula of education at all levels (Aberystwyth University 2011; Percy-Smith & Thomas 2010). Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) is a cross-cutting theme in the revised curriculum for Wales 2008 (DCELLS, 2008). The key document on ESDGC in Wales, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship: A Common Understanding for Schools (DCELLS, 2008), emphasises that ESDGC is a holistic approach to education which:
- Prepares learners for the new challenges that will be part of their future such as climate change and international competition for resources
- Helps them to understand the complex, interrelated nature of their world
- Builds the skills that will enable learners to think critically, think laterally, link ideas and concepts such as needs and rights and uncertainty and precaution, and make informed decisions.
This module explores the political and theoretical approaches in recognising the child as a responsible global citizen. From this theoretical framework the module interrogates contemporary perspectives on implementing Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) in educational contexts. Students will examine practice and implementation across various educational settings and childhood institutions and will critically evaluate the theoretical, political, and practical barriers that have arisen as a result of changing legislation.
Session 1 ? The Emergence of the Global Citizen: Time Space Convergence and Global Communication
Session 2- The Child as a Global Citizen
Session 3- International Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Childhood
Session 4- ICT, Social Networks and the Media: Global Learning and Global Understanding
Session 5- Sustainability and Childhood: a Global Perspective
Session 6- ESDGC: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Session 7- ESDGC: Implementation into the National Curriculum
Session 8- ESDGC- Barriers to Implementation
Session 9- ESDGC- in Wales
Session 10- ESDGC: future possibilities and changing policy
Session 11- Student presentations
Additional: Students will also be required to research and present on one of the following for Assignments 2&3:
- Health Education and Sustainability
- International perspectives on children'r rights
- Urbanisation, migration and education
- Development theories and educational
- Colonialism and education
- Education and national development
- International aid and educational development
- Education for all
- Gender, development and education
- Ethnicity and Education
- Religion and Education
- Another topic generated from students reading- agreed with the course tutor
|Application of Number
|Students will be expected to utilize statistics as a part of their critical evaluation of ESDGC
|Oral communication will be essential for participation in sessions. Oral communication will be assessed in assignment 3. Written communication will be required for assessments 1&2.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will receive feedback on their assignments and during sessions to improve their performance.
|There will be a session on ICT in relation to ESDGC. In addition, written assignments must be word processed and PowerPoint utilized for the presentation in assignment 3.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Assessments will be relevant to students wishing to continue to research at postgraduate level or move into employment in the field
|Problem solving is an essential part of critical assessment and evaluation. Students will exercise this in all assessments. Students will also be required to apply their knowledge to practical problems and case studies given in sessions
|Research skills will be required for all assessments and for participation in sessions
|Subject Specific Skills
|This module will provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills of ESDGC, with a sound knowledge of implementation strategies.
|There will be opportunities for team work in the individual sessions.
This module is at CQFW Level 7