In an increasingly globalizing world formal education systems are experiencing significant challenges. Participants in education, from students, to teachers, administrators and leaders in the field require the tools to appraise both global and regional forces that shape their educational context. This topic seeks to introduce students to the broad field of contemporary education from a multi-disciplinary perspective (sociology, history, psychology, philosophy, leadership and management, educational practice). The topic also introduces students to innovative and contemporary research approaches as an instrument for developing an adaptive, innovative and critical engagement with education. There is a strong focus on the relationship between academic practice and professional practice. This topic addresses education across the scope of developing national contexts.
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