Global Education: Problems, Opportunities, Futures

Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education

College of Social Sciences


Code 25196

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

The module explores global issues in education and the different contexts in which children and young people learn and educators teach – in formal and informal settings. It begins by introducing key concepts used in international education policy and practice. It presents information and research around educational opportunities and inequalities worldwide and discusses their historical and sociological origins. As well as considering current concerns in education the module identifies future trends and challenges. It explores the role of professional educators in international contexts and the skills and knowledge required to work in these contexts.

Teaching and learning methods

Large group lectures, Small group seminar discussion and Small group seminar presentations