Global Education: issues, opportunities, futures (Module 25196)

This module will explore 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.     


By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Define and critically analyse key concepts in international education and learning;
  • Discuss the origins and extent of the unequal global distribution of education opportunities with reference to evidence from research and reading;
  • Describe and evaluate a range of issues and approaches to education in a global context;
  • Identify the skills and knowledge entailed in being an educational professional in international contexts.


20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (20 hours), Guided independent study (160 hours)


1,500 word annotated Powerpoint and bibliography (30%), 2,500 word essay (70%)   

Programmes associate with this module