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

PCSS507 International Development Education
PCSS587 Globalisation, Cultures, Identities and Education (Required)
PCSS588 Globalisation and Open Education
PCSS589 Globalisation, Education and New Media Cultures


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