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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.
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;
Different international education systems;
Discipline of comparative education
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
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