EDU4040 – CIE Specialisation B
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING CHANGES IN BOTH STRUCTURE AND CONTENT. CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN FALL 2010. THE WEBPAGES WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE NEW COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT SOON.
The second semester of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education offers two areas of specialisation;
- A: Education and Development,
- B: Educational Policies and Planning.
The students are expected to choose the specialisation course matching with their intended thesis work. Since the lectures for the two specialisation areas are offered subsequently, and not parallel, students also have the opportunity to attend some of the lectures for the specialisation area they have not selected.
CIE specialisation B: Educational Policies and Planning
The specialisation consists of three parts:
- Learning, ICT and Economy.
- Management of Education and Learning.
- Evaluation of Education.
The first part focuses on how the information technology revolution is influencing learning strategies within tertiary education and corporations as well as the "learning relations" between them. Moreover, these issues are related to globalisation of economy and culture - expressed for instance in the emerging e-learning industry. The second part focuses on management of learning within any organisation, since human resources are seen as decisive for the degree of innovation and adaptability of public and private organisations. Attention is given to research on how "chief learning officers" are trained and on how they plan and implement learning strategies within education institutions and corporations. The third part aims at illuminating how evaluation of education efforts can be used as a means for checking level of goal achievement, the quality of the learning process and of how it can be an "engine" for making people and organisations "learn how to learn" to be more goal effective. Particular attention is given to the relation between evaluation and research and to how commissioned evaluation can have both open and hidden purposes.
The aim of the second semester is to prepare students for their thesis work. This is done both through the two specialisation areas within Comparative and International Education, as well as through a course in research methods (EDU4013).
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
The specialisation course is a part of the Master programme in Comparative. Only students formally accepted to this program may attend this course. The student must have completed and passed all requirements of the previous semester in order to enter the courses offered.
The teaching combines lectures with seminars. A minimum of 80% attendance is required of all students.
Participants of the specialisation course are required to write a term paper of 15 -20 pages at the end of the course. A topic for the term paper is to be suggested by the student, and approved by the involved teaching staff. The term paper is graded by the course professor and an external examiner, and discussed together with syllabus at an oral exam. Grades are A, B, C, D, E and F(ail).