Global Education: issues, opportunities, futures

Module 25196

This 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 will identify 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.     

Module Lead

Dr Marion Bowl


20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (20 hours, some of which may include 1:1 assignment support)


An annotated PowerPoint presentation and bibliography: An aspect of education in a non-UK country (1,000 words equivalent) (30%); Essay: A comparative analysis of an aspect of educational practice in at least two countries. (70%)      

Teaching method

  • Large group lectures
  • Small group seminar discussion and presentations
  • Tutorials


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