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Recent changes in technology, political arrangements, and social and economic systems have been so rapid and far-reaching that they are said to have ushered in a new era of globalisation. Sometimes presented as inevitable, globalisation has become the focus of considerable contest of ideas, policies and practices. This course examines the origins and nature of globalisation, and analyses its implications for education.
Students who complete this course will:1. Have an in-depth understanding of globalisation and its significance for education, knowledge and social justice.2. Consider reforms in New Zealand education in the light of broader international trends.3. Explore and assess a range of social, economic and educational alternatives.4. Develop skills in critical policy analysis.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
EDUC206 or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, ANTH, CULT, SOCI, POLS, HIST, orYACL, orby permission of the Head of School.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,597.00
International fee $7,200.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership