EAEA News 2004-05-11
Study Adult Learning
Intercontinental masters in Adult Learning and Global Change
Offered by Linköping University
Deadline for registration June 1
Globalisation, Learning and Change
In every part of the world governments are exhorting citizens to train or educate themselves for competition in the global economy. According to advocates of this argument regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world where connective technologies move influence, resources and purchasing power with the click of a mouse. It is vital that citizens learn to function in this new and dynamic world. At the same time, as demonstrated by massive protests against globalisation, significant numbers of people consider it important to resist the entreaties of trans-national capital and seductions of connective technologies. However, common to neo-liberal and critical discourses around globalisation is the need to learn in new situations which span cultures and vast geographic divides. In many places it is deemed necessary to be "fluent" in several cultures in order to work globally.
This program is designed for adults who need to understand learning and global change. It will benefit persons working in formal educational settings, business and industry, activist organisations, governments, non-governmental organisations, health-care and numerous other settings where various discourses about globalisation are changing the way lives are lived and work done. What distinguishes this program from others is the fact the process is part of the product. Thus, as well as learning about globalisation, participants will be involved in leading-edge teaching and learning processes. You will also be in a "class" with learners from cultures other than your own.
In response to this, four universities in different continents are collaborating in a unique masters programme designed to meet the global demand for practitioners who can foster learning in and across different contexts and cultures.
The Intercontinental Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change is designed to enhance the ability of practitioners to work in a globalising world. It does this by developing critical perspectives on globalisation as well as reflective and strategic practices.
Graduates of this programme will:
- Learn how to learn and teach globally.
- Use global connective technologies.
- Understand knowledge-based societies and implications for learning.
- Understand globalization discourses and develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities.
- Develop an equality perspective on learning and reframe one's own professional practice
The programme is offered in collaboration with Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney, Australia, and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. A team of academics teaches the programme from four institutions working collaboratively, much of it on-line. The programme material will comprise web-based courses with printed student guides and readings.
All four universities accredit the programme. You get the degree from the institution you choose to enrol in.
Depending on the institution, students may have face-to-face contact at their local university. Between meetings students will communicate with the person teaching a particular course, a local tutor and other students by e-mail. It is therefore a 'mixed delivery mode'.
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