Adult Learning and Global Change, 60 credits
Degree: Master of Arts and Social Science with a major in Adult Learning.
In every part of the world governments are urging citizens to train or educate themselves for competition in the global economy. Advocates of this argument claim that regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world where connective technologies can influence resources and purchasing power with a simple mouse click. However, critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Moreover, working globally calls for “fluency” in several cultures.
The programme is offered in collaboration with four different universities across the globe:
- Linköping University
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- University of Western Cape, Cape Town
- Monash University, Melbourne.
The programme is intended for students who need to understand learning and global change. The content will benefit people working in formal educational settings, business and industry, activist organisations, governments, non-governmental organisations, healthcare and numerous other settings where discourses of globalisation are changing people’s lives.
Graduates of the programme will:
- learn and teach globally
- use global connective technologies
- understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning
- understand globalisation discourses
- develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities
- develop an equality perspective for learning and re-frame their own professional practices.
A bachelor's degree, including a bachelor’s essay or project, with a major in education, adult learning or other subject relevant to the field of adult learning.
Each applicant must enclose a Letter of Intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor’s essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor’s essay or project, their Letter of Intent should describe previous studies and any academic activities that are related to the master’s programme or the programmes applied for.
Send the Letter of Intent together with all supporting documents to University Studies in Sweden, FE 1, SE-833 83 Stroemsund, Sweden.
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Application period opens october 2013
Go to universityadmissions.se
Tuition fees 2013/2014
- Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
- All others: 110,000 SEK (approx. 16,100 USD/12,000 Euro) per academic year
Song-ee Ahn, Director of Studies
+46 13 28 44 68
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Last updated: 2013-03-06