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Globalisation and Education

  • 7.5 credits

This is an elective course in the Master's Programme in Education with International and Comparative specialisation. It is also offered as a single course (module).

The course engages in theoretical and applied knowledge on the effects of globalization on various sectors of education in comparative and international contexts. The impact on global measures on e.g. higher education are given particular attention, including the management and social methods affecting institutional change. The course offers a critical examination of the current global challenges facing educational policy and practice.

The course contains compulsory instruction which combines lectures, workshops, discussions and group work to achieve the learning outcomes. Assessment is based on (a) active participation in the course, discussions, and seminars; (b) presentation and defence of a course paper; and (c) critical examination of at least one other course paper and active participation in the course examination sessions.

Course attendance is required for a student to be examined. In order for a student to be examined, they must have attended at least 80% of all compulsory course sessions, such as lectures, group work, group work presentations, and seminars. Student absences of more than 20% of the course sessions must be compensated via additional course assignments. If a student has attended less than 60% of the course sessions they have to re-take the course.