EDF6862 - Global/Local learning
12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Clayton Trimester 3 2009 (Online)
Students to explore how globalization has and continues to reconfigure international and local contexts, as well as their own individual lives, where practices and policies of adult learning are being debated and redesigned. Students will be introduced to competing interpretations of globalization and development, considering the meaning that these concepts have in relation to market-driven economies, diversity and equity issues, and civil society and social movements.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to: engage critically with conceptual perspectives on the relationship between adult education and development; examine the global and local development context of adult education in a 'middle income country'; provide opportunities to explore and develop understanding of transformative adult education in civil society contexts, in order to stimulate dialogue around the meaning of the concept 'global/local learning' and encourage critical discussion on the relationships between learning, politics and organisation in the context of civil society organisations and social movements.
Assignment 1 (3000 words) 45%; Assignment 2 (3000 words) 45%; Participation in online discussion (10%).