EDUC339-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Globalisation, Social Justice and Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Recent changes in technology, political arrangements, and social and economic systems have been so rapid and far-reaching that they are said to have ushered in a new era of globalisation. Sometimes presented as inevitable, globalisation has become the focus of considerable contest of ideas, policies and practices. This course examines the origins and nature of globalisation, and analyses its implications for education.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this course will:
1. Have an in-depth understanding of globalisation and its significance for education, knowledge and social justice.
2. Consider reforms in New Zealand education in the light of broader international trends.
3. Explore and assess a range of social, economic and educational alternatives.
4. Develop skills in critical policy analysis.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


EDUC206 or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, ANTH, CULT, SOCI, POLS, HIST, or
YACL, or
by permission of the Head of School.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Peter Roberts


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 1 05 Apr 2023 50% Due 9am
Essay 2 02 Jun 2023 50% Due 9am

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,641.00

International fee $7,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All EDUC339 Occurrences

  • EDUC339-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • EDUC339-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)