Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM912: Perspectives on International Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

The principal aims of this module are:

  • To enable you to explore, and build a sound knowledge base, from which to critically evaluate a selection of key global educational issues
  • To explore these leading issues from a cross-national and cross-cultural perspective
  • To introduce you to a range of theories, methodologies and research projects which are considered central to international education and to critically evaluate their use
  • To encourage you to critically consider the role which education might play in creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world
  • To offer you the opportunity to examine the linkages, fragmentations and tensions which might exist in a global society and to consider the ramifications which these might have for education
  • To enable you the opportunity to explore the links between your own local education system (including processes, policies and practices) and those of different societies across the world

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate sound understanding of the theories and methodologies which have underpinned the study of education in a global society
2. Demonstrate ability to understand and critically consider the diverse range of economic, cultural, political and environmental policies, practices and perspectives which inform education, both locally and globally
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate ability to compare and contrast education systems from a range of different national contexts and to draw sound conclusions from related empirical research about their potential similarities and differences
4. Apply a systematic approach to the synthesis and analysis of ideas in relation to the field of international education
Personal and Key Skills5. Construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing
6. Synthesise and organise ideas to present an argument, demonstrating critical and analytic thinking
7. Undertake both directed and independent study to recognise, justify and analyse key ideas in the literature and relate these to research, theory, policy and practice