EDLF 363

Education, Poverty, and Community Development

Educational Leadership and Foundations David O. McKay School of Education

Course Description

Examines the nexus between education, poverty, and socioeconomic development challenges facing developing countries through the perspective of economics, religion, and the state.

When Taught

Winter

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3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

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0

Title

Formulate research questions

Learning Outcome

Formulate complex research questions regarding development.

Title

Effective communication

Learning Outcome

Communicate scientific issues and follow the development of knowledge.

Title

Understand development dimensions

Learning Outcome

Develop a more effective understanding of the economics, social, and political dimensions of educational development within and across national boundaries.

Title

Critical reflection on theories

Learning Outcome

Locate, understand, and critically review development theories and research within their respective disciplines and within the interdisciplinary field of Development Studies

Title

Development analysis

Learning Outcome

Analyze relevant development phenomena in a complex manner using key concepts and theories studied during the course.

Title

Understanding development paradigms and critical reflection on poverty and human development

Learning Outcome

Identify and critically reflect upon issues and theories of poverty and human development  The Specific Objectives of the Course are as Follows:          Understand the way in which different educational systems, pedagogical approaches, and organizational structures have evolved in a variety of cultures and country contexts;          Explain the role that education plays in global social, political and economic development;          Develop the ability to think logically and critically, and to apply knowledge from multiple disciplines to various contexts;          Develop the ability to reflect on, understand, and respond to complex international and intercultural issues relating to human rights, right to education, rights in education and development; and          Develop the ability to locate, identify, and use sources of information from multiple disciplines to understand and address issues related to education.