Das Seminar findet z.T. digital, live zur genannten Zeit & z.T. digital, im Selbststudium (online synchron/asynchron) statt.
This course will be held partially in English and partially in German as it is set up as Co-Teaching format with two docents coming from Canada and Germany. It aims at introducing the field of international and comparative education with focus on getting some insights on the functionality of school systems in different countries.
As a lead-in, there is a brief overview of international relations theories in general. Also, systematic reflections about general characteristics of education and school take place. Knowledge of the functionality of national systems is important in any discussion of comparative education. It is highly significant in the sense that knowledge about the political, cultural, social, and historical antecedents of contemporary education systems helps contextualizing them in their current environment. Additionally, theoretical perspectives and the philosophical ideas that education are based on are crucial in widening this understanding. Furthermore, a reflection about comparative research as a highly challenging research method will be part of the lead-in as well.
Preceding from these reflections, the course looks specifically at selected national education systems in different regions of the world – including Canada and Germany.
Through the course, students learn and reflect about educational systems in different countries through a variety of means which are set up digitally. The course focusses on gathering knowledge as well as developing a deeper understanding of schools around the world which is based on a multilayered reflection of global variances as well as similarities.
Regarding the competencies, students initially gain an understanding of and should briefly be able to explain the role the modern international system plays in relation to national education systems. Moreover, students acquire knowledge of international laws, structures of governance, conflict, and human rights issues and their impact on national education systems. Building on this, students assess the ways in which a comparative perspective on national school systems can be achieved. They also gain knowledge of educational systems in different global regions.
Penultimately, students develop an understanding of and a reflexive approach towards some of the challenges different national and local school systems face in specific regional contexts.
Submissions for the course will be read by both docents. Hence, they need to be written in English on an understandable level that is not expected to be perfect.
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