Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNE03001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Theory and Practice in Education and Development
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Theory and Practice in Education and Development
サカタ ノゾミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:IDEC 608(CICE Seminar Rm)
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, discussions, student presentations 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Master’s Students (1st and 2nd year)
Keywords Education and International Development, Development Theory, Comparative Education, SDG_04 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course aims:
• To introduce various concepts and theories to facilitate the understanding and analysis of international cooperation and development in education;
• To explore a variety of issues pertinent to education policy and practice in the global South by applying the conceptual and theoretical lenses; and
• To examine some of the key factors that influence educational opportunities in a range of economic, political, social, and cultural contexts.
Class Schedule lesson1 Conceptual and Theoretical Lenses to International Cooperation in Education: An Overview
lesson2 From Education for All to Sustainable Development Goals: The Development Trajectories
lesson3 Education and Economic Development
lesson4 Underdevelopment and Dependency
lesson5 Human Rights and Rights to, within, and through Education
lesson6 Peer-Review of Assignment 1
lesson7 Education for Social Transformation
lesson8 Postcolonial and Decolonial Perspectives in Education
lesson9 Neoliberalism and Globalization in Education
lesson10 Human Development and the Capability Approach
lesson11 Socio-Ecological Approach to Education and International Development
lesson12 Peer-Review of Assignment 2
lesson13 Applying Theories in Research in Education and Development
lesson14 Planning for Final Assignment
lesson15 Conclusion: Possibilities and Challenges of International Cooperation and Development in Education 
McCowan, T., and Unterhalter, E. (eds). (2015). Education and International Development: An Introduction. London: Bloomsbury.
Phillips, D., and Schweisfurth, M. (eds). (2014). Comparative and International Education: An Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice (2nd edition). London: Bloomsbury.
* Other materials will be provided in the class.
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The course consists of a combination of empirical and theoretical readings, lectures, discussions, group activities, and student presentations. Students are required to complete all the essential readings prior to each class, based on which they are expected to ask questions and contribute to discussions in the class. 
Requirements N/A 
Grading Method Report, Oral presentation, Assignment
Attitude toward the class, etc.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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