Understanding development paradigms and critical reflection on poverty and human development
Identify and critically reflect upon issues and theories of poverty and human development
The Specific Objectives of the Course are as Follows:
- Understand the way in which different educational systems, pedagogical approaches, and organizational structures have evolved in a variety of cultures and country contexts;
- Explain the role that education plays in global social, political and economic development;
- Develop the ability to think logically and critically, and to apply knowledge from multiple disciplines to various contexts;
- Develop the ability to reflect on, understand, and respond to complex international and intercultural issues relating to human rights, right to education, rights in education and development; and
- Develop the ability to locate, identify, and use sources of information from multiple disciplines to understand and address issues related to education.
Critical reflection on theories
Locate, understand, and critically review development theories and research within their respective disciplines and within the interdisciplinary field of Development Studies
Analyze relevant development phenomena in a complex manner using key concepts and theories studied during the course.
Formulate research questions
Formulate complex research questions regarding development.
Communicate scientific issues and follow the development of knowledge.
Understand development dimensions
Develop a more effective understanding of the economics, social, and political dimensions of educational development within and across national boundaries.