A limited number of places (60) is available for the course International Perspectives on Education. Admission will take place in order of registration.|
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After the course, students will have achieved the following learning goals:
1. Knowledge and understanding of:
2. Applying knowledge and understanding:
- Cross-cultural perspectives on education and cross-cultural differences in teaching and learning.
- How and why different nations have structured their system of education.
- Current global developments and (reform) trends in education.
- How these developments affect educational policies and decision making on supranational and national levels.
- How supranational organisations such as the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) affect education and training on the national level.
- Critically analysing and evaluating how international developments in education are associated with national policies and educational practice.
- Searching for and reporting relevant scientific literature and policy documents
- Conducting an international comparative case-study based on policy documents and scientific literature
- Forming an substantiated opinion based on a critical analysis and comparison of scientific literature and policy documents
This course focuses on studying education and training from an international perspective. We examine how global or international developments affect teaching and learning across continents and countries. We also focus on the role of international organisations such as the European Union, United Nations and OECD and study how their policies affect international and national decision making regarding education and training. Furthermore, we compare the educational policies and practices of different countries with regard to specific themes.|
Topics that may be addressed during the course include:
• Organisation of educational systems.
• Cross-cultural perspectives on education.
• Comparison of goals of education across nations.
• Comparisons of educational systems through worldwide studies examining students’ academic performance (e.g., PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS).
• Comparison of educational policies and practices with regard to themes such as inclusive education, learning problems, and students with educational disadvantages.
• Role of the government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and public organisations
• Internationalisation of higher education.