EDU8214 : International Development: Theory and Practice
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Pauline Dixon
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module sets out to encourage students to critically assess development issues concerning international aid, poverty, growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, capitalism, and the role of government in development. It aims to encourage participants to engage in informed debate about major issues relating to development and to reflect on the relationship aims to develop dialogue and communication to heighten awareness and advance knowledge of current global issues. The purpose of the module is to develop understanding of key issues concerning international development crucial for the full appreciation and participation of other modules in the course.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module revolves around the reading of core texts followed by group discussions, chaired by the module leader. The course will run over an intensive three-day period. Initially students will be provided with the readings and possible themes for debate. These readings are part of the inital process carried out in student study time. The first session introduces in a taught form definitions and measurements of poverty and growth and sets out the approaches for the following two days. The following two days are colloquium sessions based upon the set texts and readings. The goal is to encourage learning through debate and discussion.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||100:00||100:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||8:00||16:00||Colloquium Session|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures and seminars provide a theoretical and contextual framework for the whole module. This is then furhtered by the provate study which inculdes the reading of and prepartion for the discussion of the texts. The colloquium style group learning/discussions provide the opportunity to discover, through the exploration of ideas concerning development issues.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||75||3,000 word essay|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||25||This consists of colloquiums around the pink booklet the students receive, for discussion groups|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The Oral Assessment takes place during the colloquium session itself, which will involve continuous assessment on behalf of the tutors during the sessions, using objective and subjective measures, to explore the understanding of the texts and students' ability to put forward their own comments concerning the development issues set out by this module.
The Essay will assess the understating of the development issues within the modules - maximum word length 3000.
The oral assessment and essay will allow the ability of the student to be assessed, both in terms of being able to express views and beliefs in a well thought out manner through debating sesions as well as on paper. The assignment enables students to express their ideas in a more controlled and thoughtful way than in the debating sessions. Both methods will judge student capability in settings in which they may find themselves in a working environment.