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Education and Development

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 reviews the history of development theories and policies and contemporary theories and policies in the area of international development, relating these to topical issues concerned with the development of education systems.

  • Course structure

    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.  

    Course Description

    Course Description Spring 2022 (211 Kb)



    Rebecca Adami

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See under "Course structure".

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course Leader

    Rebecca Adami

    Course administrator

    Thórunn Jakobsdóttir