ES5006: Education and Society around the World

ES5006: Education and Society around the World

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Education and Society around the World
Module Code ES5006
Module Tutor Adeela Shafi
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module aims to introduce students to the discipline of comparative education and deepen their knowledge of education around the world. It explores differences and examines the effect of internationalisation and globalisation on education.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:


Impact on education systems of internationalisation and globalisation, sustainability and social justice;


Culture and identity and intercultural understanding;

Economy; the organisation and structure of knowledge;

Borderless learning;


Different international education systems;

Systems thinking;

Discipline of comparative education

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:...


1. Compare and contrast the British education system with systems internationally;

2. Search for and use appropriate statistical data with which to make comparisons;

3. Show an understanding of factors involved when making comparisons between different education systems eg culture, economy and politics

4. Identify, explain and exemplify influences on different education systems;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of global trends in education eg sustainability, social justice, globalisation

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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