Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Global Awareness » GEGA2002 / GEGA007 – Education and Globalization
Suggested Year of Study:2 – 3
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FED
Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

Globalization has become a centerpiece in our times when increasing economic, cultural, and educational interconnections propel nations and citizens to think globally and act locally. Drawing on international scholarship, this course aims to help students make sense of this multi-faceted phenomenon of globalization and examine key themes, issues, and trends that affect education around the world. A variety of topics will be discussed and students will be given opportunities to reflect and analyze their own educational system in relation to these themes and issues. No prior course work on related topics is required. This course will be taught in English.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

  1. Students will describe basic knowledge of major issues and topics surrounding globalization and education in both industrialized and developing countries.
  2. Students will be able to identify how variables such as class, race, ethnicity, gender, (im)migration, state, NGO, transnational entity, policy, etc. all play a role in the production of educational outcomes and to challenge dominant assumptions of globalization both in specific national settings and tans-nationally
  3. Students will critically evaluate global issues of diversity, multiculturalism, decolonization, gender equity, and social justice that underline the common good of education.
  4. Students will articulate possible ways to think about globalization, its trends, issues, and impacts with relation to education and the fundamental task of preparing 21st-century citizens
  5. Students will critique dominant modes of international comparison, competition, as well as convergence and divergence of educational practices.