Education and Society 3: Educational Change in a Global Context EDUC3074P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will consider and analyse the impact of globalisation on national and transnational approaches to education.


Up to 30 hours face to face contact with a mix of lectures and tutorials. 

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

D3 in Education in Society 2

Excluded Courses






The assessment for this course will be an essay, and an examination with one seen question. Essay topics may be selected from a list in the course handbook or agreed in discussion with course tutors. The exam and the essay will be weighted equally, i.e. 50%-50%, and worth 15 credits each.



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to enable students to understand the impact of globalisation on educational change, educational rights and the role of educator as citizen.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Analyse the concept of globalisation and evaluate its impact on national and trans-national approaches to education.

2. Critically examine the process of educational change and the factors that influence its efficacy.

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of education and other related forms of intervention in supporting diversity, inclusion, rights and social justice for children, and young people, and adults as appropriate.

4. Examine the concept of citizenship and the notion of the educator as citizen.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.