Global Educational Change
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Course code
KAM7502.HR
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Globaalne hariduslik muutus
Course title in English
Global Educational Change
ECTS credits
6.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
24
Teaching semester
autumn 2
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To support skills for analyzing contemporary changes in educational policy and educational systems in a context of labor market expectations, social and political changes.
Brief description of the course
Political strategies in education - UN development goals, EU targets, national strategies. Labor market expectations - skills policies, soft competences, flexible work. Changing social agency: emancipation and empowerment. Data driven and evidence-based analysis of educational change: UNESCO, OECD, World Bank, World Economic Forum etc reports; EU and national overviews. Pressure for innovation and to widen the educational goals.
Independent work
Targeted analysis of the data, presented by UNESCO, OECD, World Bank, World Economic Forum etc reports. Comparative analysis of the three country cases - including educational strategy, contempory policies, data usage.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student
- understands wider trends in educational systems and polices and is able critically analyse them;
- is able to carry out comparative and evidence-based analysis of the developments in national education systems.
Assessment methods
Comparative analysis of three national educational systems, presentation of the analysis in the seminar
Teacher
Maria Erss, Mati Heidmets
Replacement literature
OECD (2017), OECD Skills Outlook 2017. Skills and Global Value Chains. OECD Publishing, Paris;

Rethinking Education:Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes (2012). COM(2012) 669 final, COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

Skills Matter: Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills, OECD Skills Studies (2016), OECD Publishing, Paris. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264258051-en OECD (2016), Global competency for an inclusive world.
www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/books
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