Multiple Perspectives on Globalisation and Sustainable Development
This course is open to students from any study area who want to understand the forces and influences of globalisation shaping today's world and how these developments might be made sustainably.
The aim of this course is to encourage students to:
- develop a critical appreciation of key themes and debates in globalisation and sustainable development as one of the "solutions" to the negative impacts of globalisation
- initiate considerations about ethical relevance of global problems, relations between the local and the global, etc
- foster reflexivity, accountability, creative and critical thinking skills
- support development of writing skills among students as future researchers/activists
- enable students to analyse and evaluate actions for sustainable development
- develop skills in communication with students from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds in ICT
In this course, students
- explore what globalisation means to them as individuals, understand the ethical issues behind it, and link their local experiences to globalisation processes,
- have an overview of the multiple processes of globalisation and its historical development
- look at different interpretations and critiques of globalisation in terms of impact on societies and the environment, and tools for measuring quality of life
- develop skills necessary for writing a clear and well-argued text
- work independently, guided by the course tutors, wrote write an essay on a theme of their interest
- work collaboratively to share their views and learn from each others' work
Assessment of students is continuous - points are awarded for a variety of tasks in the 5 stages of the course, including communication and written tasks. To evaluate the course, you will be asked to fill in several questionnaires and individual learning reflection records.
The course takes place online, and students will work independently, and in pairs and in cooperation with each other. E-learning gives you the chance to communicate, share ideas and work collaboratively with students from across Europe, and also to work independently to follow your interests.
E-learning helps you develop skills such as cross-cultural communication, confidence in working with ICTs, and taking responsibility for your learning.
Students are supported and guided course tutors who create a welcoming and communicative environment.
Students who complete the e-learning course will receive a certificate outlining the skills they have developed during the course.
Requirements to participate
The language of the course is English and is open to students from several European universities. No previous knowledge is required: students only need an open mind, willingness to share their ideas, willingness to read and communicate in English, and access to a computer with an internet connection at least twice a week.
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