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  1. Understanding global skills for 21st century professions - Douglas Bourn 2018

    Book Essential E-book and available in print

  2. General 16 items
    1. All of the readings for this module can be found within the individual activity sections. Each activity includes a list of key readings. Further readings are also suggested if you wish to read in more depth or to explore a wider range of views. These further readings are available in the IOE library or can be obtained from other libraries, but due to resource restrictions we are not able to make all of them available online.


      In addition to the readings for specific activities, you may also find the following readings useful for a general overview of debates and discussions related to education, development and globalisation: 

    2. Understanding global skills for 21st century professions - Douglas Bourn 2018

      Book Essential E-book and available in print

    3. Globalization and education: integration and contestation across cultures - Karen Monkman, Nelly P. Stromquist 2014

      Book  E-book. Provides a clear introduction to the key issues and a useful collection of essays.

    4. Globalization of education: an introduction - Joel H. Spring 2009

      Book  A good overview of key issues and relationships in globalisation of education systems and ideas. Provides particularly useful discussion of indigenous and religious perspectives on education and globalisation, and major international actors in education – UNESCO, World Bank, etc

    5. If you are new to the MA programme or are looking for more general readings on development education, you also might find the following readings of interest: 

    6. The Theory and Practice of Global Learning - Bourn, D 2014

      Document  Electronic research paper

    7. Pedagogy of the oppressed - Paulo Freire 2017, First published 1970


    8. Global Citizenship Education and the Crises of Multiculturalism - Massimiliano Tarozzi, Carlos Alberto Torres 2016

      Book  E-book

    9. 80:20: development in an unequal world - Tom Arnold, Bertrand Borg, Colm Regan, 80:20 (Organisation) 2016


    10. You might also like to explore the following academic journals: 

    11. International journal of development education and global learning 2008-

      Journal  E- journal and available in print. A new journal being produced by colleagues here at the Development Education Research Centre.

    12. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review

      Journal  a free-access online journal published by the Centre for Global Education in Ireland

    13. Development Education Research Centre

      Webpage  External resource. The DERC also produces a range of publications, including thematic research papers and the bi-annual Development Education Digest (which provides summaries of new international research and publications), that might be of interest to students. A full list of publications can be found at

    14. If you haven't already done so, we also recommend you acquaint yourself with the following websites as they are regularly referred to within the module: 

    15. Global Education Network Europe: 


      North-South Centre, Council of Europe: 


      Think Global (formerly the UK's Development Education Association): 


      Critical Literacy Journal: 


      Development Education, Ireland: 



      ANGEL also produce regularly a digest on international publication on Global Education []

  3. Activity 1 - Globalisation and Development Education 17 items
    1. Key Readings 5 items
      1. Understanding global skills for 21st century professions - Douglas Bourn 2018

        Book Essential E-book and available in print. Read chapter 2, Globalisation and Skills

      2. Defining globalization and assessing its implications on knowledge and education - N P Stromquist, K Monkman

        Chapter  This volume also contains a number of good case studies of the impacts of globalisation on education systems around the world. 2014 edition available as an ebook below

    2. Further Readings 12 items
      1. Globalizing education: policies, pedagogies, & politics - Michael W. Apple, Jane Kenway, Michael Singh c2005


      2. Globalization and education: critical perspectives - Nicholas C. Burbules, Carlos Alberto Torres 2000


      3. Globalization and the study of education - Thomas S. Popkewitz, Fazal Rizvi, National Society for the Study of Education 2009

        Book  (pp. 226–246)

  4. Activity 2 - Learning for a Global Society 21 items
    1. Key Readings 8 items
      1. Read at least 2 of the following key readings.

      2. Chapter 5: Learner-centred education as a promising but problematic policy in the Global South

        Chapter  E-book. The other chapters are also interesting with a range of diverse perspectives on learning, with case studies from the Gambia, China, Russia and South Africa.

    2. Further Readings 13 items
      1. The Global Corporate Curriculum and the Young Cyberflaneur as Global Citizen - Kenway, Jane & Bullen, Elizabeth 2008


      2. 80:20: development in an unequal world - Tom Arnold, Bertrand Borg, Colm Regan, 80:20 (Organisation) 2016


      3. Web Resources:

  5. Activity 3 - Skills and Competencies for Living and Working in a Globalising World 25 items
    1. Key Readings 4 items
      1. Understanding global skills for 21st century professions - Douglas Bourn 2018

        Book Suggested for student purchase E-book and available in print. Read Chapters 4 and 5. If you wish to look at specific professions see chapters 7-10

      2. Skills for the 21st century: findings and policy lessons from the OECD survey of adult skills - OECD/DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS, John P. Martin

        Document  External resource

    2. Further Readings 21 items
      1. The UK skills system: an introduction - British Council

        Document  External resource

      2. High skills: globalization, competitiveness, and skill formation - Phillip Brown, Andy Green, Hugh Lauder 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book  E-book and available in print

      3. Assessing Cultural Life Skills of American Indian Youth - Claudia [We-La-La] Long, A. Chris Downs, Bruce Gillette, L. Kills in Sight 2006-8

        Article  E-journal

      4. The Global People Competency Framework : Competencies for Effective Intercultural Interaction - Helen Spencer-Oatey and Stefanie Stadler 2009

        Document  External resource. See also other publications from this project here:

      5. Are Our Young People Prepared? - Alejandro Tiana 2002

        Article  This article is part of a special issue on 'Education For Learning To Live Together'; other articles in it might also be of interest.

      6. 21st century skills: learning for life in our times - Bernie Trilling, Charles Fadel, Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2009

        Book  E-book and available in print

  6. Activity 4 - Understanding Global Citizenhsip 18 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
      1. The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique - Greg Mannion, Gert Biesta, Mark Priestley, Hamish Ross 09/2011

        Article  E-journal

    2. Further Readings 15 items
      1. Global citizenship education: everyday transcendence - William Gaudelli 2016


      2. Global Citizenship and Youth Participation - Bourn, D 2016

        Document  Open access external resource

      3. Research in global citizenship education - Tami Augustine, Jason Harshman, Merry M. Merryfield 2015


      4. Educating citizens for global awareness - Nel Noddings, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century c2005



        Document  Open access external resource. Complete document available from this site

      6. Constructing the [parochial] global citizen - Peta Salter, Kelsey Halbert 20/10/2017


  7. Activity 5 - Development Education Policies and Practices in Diverse Countries 32 items
    1. Examples of National Policies and Perspectives 27 items
      1. Between the nation and the globe: education for global mindedness in Finland - Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Gert Biesta, Cash Ahenakew 03/04/2015

        Article  E-journal

      2. There are a number of reviews of Global Education policies in different countries on the GENE website

      3. Teaching for global competence in a rapidly changing world - Asia society, Centre for Global Education/ OECD 2018

        Document  External resource

      4. Defining Cross-Curricular Competencies: Transforming Curriculum and Assessment - British Columbia Ministry of Education January 2013

        Document  External resource

      5. Global education in Europe revisited : strategies and structures, policy, practice and challenges - Helmuth Hartmeyer, Liam Wegimont, eds. 2016

        Book Essential

      6. Global dreams, enduring tensions: International Baccalaureate in a changing world - Paul Tarc c2009

        Book  A short but comprehensive introduction to the history of IB, its recent success and its complications in a neoliberal education framework.

      7. What Does It Mean to Be Globally Competent? - Bill Hunter, George P. White, Galen C. Godbey 09/2006

        Article  E-journal

      8. PanCanadian Global Competencies Descriptions - Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

        Document  External resource

      9. Die Messung von Global Competence im Rahmen von PISA 2018 - Christine Sälzer, Nina Roczen 2018-4

        Article  E-journal

      10. World Savvy Global Competence Matrix 2014.pdf

        Document  Open access external resource

      11. Journeys to Citizen Engagement: Action Research with Development Education Practitioners in Portugal, Cyprus and Greece - Skinner, A., Oliveira, S., Wittig-Fergeson, K. and Kouvaras, G. 2014

        Document  Find with google search

      12. **DERC's Digest on Global Education (2015-2017). Annual Development Education Digest also provides examples of new international publications and research which might be of interest. (in press) See the DERC publications page.

    2. Further Readings 5 items
      1. Web resources:


        National strategies for global education in Europe:


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