EDUC339-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Globalisation, Social Justice and Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Live Stream Available
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Peter Roberts


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 08 Apr 2024 50%
Essay 2 31 May 2024 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* 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

  • EDUC339-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • EDUC339-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)