Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM912: Perspectives on International Education

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following topics:

  • Education for global citizenship
  • Discourses of globalisation
  • Approaches to education in diverse countries/contexts
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Conflict and violence
  • Human rights
  • Marginalisation
  • International agencies and their role in global education
  • Non-formal education
  • Questions of quality in global education
  • Gender
  • Education for sustainability
  • Global policy
  • Culture and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Curriculum
  • The nation and national development
  • Politics and policy

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3010 in-class sessions, including 10 x seminar sessions (3 hours in total)
Guided Independent Study50Set reading
Guided Independent Study120Directed study e.g. web-based activities; preparing for academic tutorial; preparing for seminars; responding to seminar activities; collaborative group tasks
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for assignments and further independent reading

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).