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Global Studies in Education

what is global studies in education?

Global Studies in Education in the Centre for Global Studies in Education at the University of Waikato explores and researches the educational dimensions in distinctive forms of global processes, interconnectivity, and intercultural education and dialogue on the model of open science, open education and open knowledge production.  It includes but is not limited to the following areas:

  • education policy and governance
  • global youth cultures and identities
  • new media and popular cultures
  • the politics of social identities
  • gender, class and racial inequalities
  • political economy of knowledge production & knowledge management
  • education and development
  • the new global ecologies of learning
  • open education
  • global citizenship and education

Global Studies in Education will help educators prepare students to navigate our complex, globalised world; to internationalise their   curriculum and pedagogy; and help their students to critically reflect  and understand what it means to be globally informed,  aware and compassionate human beings-­ “citizens of the world.”

Global Studies in Education is headed by Professor Tina Besley and Professor Michael A. Peters international scholars with a wealth of book and journal publishing experience who were formerly based
in top research universities in UK and USA.


Postgraduate Diploma Education (Global Studies in Education)

Master of Education (Global Studies in Education)

500 level Papers

PCSS587 – 13A (NET)  - Globalisation, Cultures, Identities and Education
Globalisation challenges many assumptions about identities and cultures that impact on education. Multiple narratives of identity (e.g. personal, gender, ethnic, national, immigration) and theories of subjectivity, biopower and power relations are critically examined.

PCSS588 – 13A (NET)  - Globalisation and Global Education
This course will introduce course participants to the emergent paradigm of open education (OE) through the development of new learning technologies associated with open education.

PCSS589 – 13B (NET)  - Global Processes: Critical Pedagogy and New Media Cultures
With globalisation, new media has emerged and rapidly impacted on youth. Sound theoretical and critical understanding of all media is necessary for understanding contemporary youth cultures and their impact on education and is central to this course.


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