Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Study Trip: Local and Gobal Contexts EDUC2098

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to a range of local, national and international issues, which connect to community development practice.


2 sessions of 4 hours and study trip options will be the equivalent of remaining formal contact time

Requirements of Entry



1. Students will produce an individual Powerpoint presentation on their reflections and learning from the study trips. The Powerpoint will include extended notes and references. (60%)

2. Students will work in a group to produce a poster drawing on their study trip experience to demonstrate the connection between local, national and international issues (40%)

Course Aims

To enable students to become familiar with, and understand, concepts of globalisation within local, national and international contexts through the visiting of community based projects.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the connection between local, national and international issues

2. Analyse learning from community development project visits and relate to personal practice

3. Adhere to academic conventions

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed.