Global Education Development

1) Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation   2) Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education  3) Connections between local, national and global education development

5 ECTS Credits — Studies start 1 February 2020 — University of Oulu

Course dates

1 February 2020 – 30 April 2020

Registration period

1 December 2019 – 24 January 2020

Coordinating university

University of Oulu

Coordinators

Sharanya Menon

Instructors

Elina Lehtomäki

Credits

5 ECTS

Course dates: 01.02.2020-30.04.2020
Registration dates: 01.12.2019-24.01.2020
Coordinating university: University of Oulu
Responsible teacher: Elina Lehtomäki,
Credits: 5 ECTS

Course summary

  • Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation
  • Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education
  • Connections between local, national and global education development

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Know about main theories for global education development, education in society and development education
  • Understand research related to education as SDG4, global education development, trends and challenges
  • Know about key global education policies, policy analyses and monitoring, roles of organizations and stakeholders, and connections between global, national and local education development
  • Have research-informed skills to analyze and reflect on SDG4, education development and development education.

Learning methods

  • Moodle working space will be used for video-recorded lectures on main theories and basic concepts in education development, reforms, quality indicators and development education, providing materials, tasks and discussions
  • Introduction using video-recorded invited briefs (see the course material)
  • Independent reading (see the list of course material)
  • Discussion items/prompts for online dialogue, moderated by the teacher
  • Self-assessment and peer assessment

Study materials

  • Video-recorded invited briefs on research, trends and challenges in education development by scholars in different contexts (Latin America, South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa) and UNESCO headquarters
  • Harber, Clive (2014) Education and international development: Theory, practice and issues
  • Global Education Monitoring Report (2019 or the latest) summary (60 pages)
  • Three research articles (among six options provided at the beginning of the course)

Assessment

Guided online self-assessment and peer review of written assignments.

Additional information

The maximum number of students is 60.

The main target group is Master's level students, but others may participate as well. Recommended to take the UniPID course Introduction to global development and sustainability first.

Photo credit: United Nations, 2003, on Flickr.

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