30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores the relationships between globalisation and education. It begins by enquiring into students' personal and professional experiences of globalisation and considers how educational experiences have been influenced by globalisation in different contexts. After exploring key globalisation theories, with focus on the economic, political and cultural dimensions, the module considers specific theoretical aspects relevant to education, including: the significance of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in national education policymaking; the reconstitution of education policy as an element of economic policy; language and power; the Knowledge-based Economy and Information Society; e-learning; Postcolonial perspectives; and the impact of globalisation on cultural life.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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