EDUPOLB2 – Educational Policies and Planning II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course has three parts:
- Learning, ICT and Economy
- Management of Education and Learning and
- Evaluation of Education.
The first course focuses 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 course focuses 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 course 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.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course is a part of the study programme Master of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education. Only students formally accepted to the programme may attend the course.
Syllabus for each specialisation is 1200 pages. A topic for Term paper is to be suggested by the student, and approved by the Specialisation course professor. The two specialisations each run over nine weeks at different times of the week, and are subdivided into three courses of three weeks each. This makes it possible for students who have not chosen the speciality, to take just one three weeks course of it and use it for instance as basis for their Elective paper
Participants of a specialisation course are required to write a term paper of 15 -20 pages at the end of the course. The term paper is graded by the course professor and an external examiner, and discussed at an oral exam. Grades are A, B, C, D, E and F(ail).
This course is under revision.