MA Adult Learning and Global Change, 60 credits

Adult Learning and Global Change

Be part of an award-winning adult learning global network initiative.

 

Adult Learning and Global Change, Master's Programme

Autumn 2019, Half-time, Ortsoberoende

Closed for late application

Governments all over the world are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in a connected world. Critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Our programme is for those who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change within a unique digital learning format that has won international acclaim.

Online learning and master thesis

This master’s programme enhances students’ ability to work in a globalising world and to challenge the traditional perspectives on globalisation. Our programme is an equal collaboration between Linköping University and partner universities in Canada (University of British Columbia), South Africa (University of Western Cape) and Australia (new partner to be announced).

All course activities will be done within a digital learning platform, where you will learn together with students from the partner universities in a global class, making the programme truly international. The courses contain topics such as locating oneself in global learning, adult learning: contexts and perspectives, global/local learning, and understanding research.

Our graduates are able to learn and teach globally, use global connective technologies, understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning, understand globalisation discourses, develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities and develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices.

They may also continue their academic careers in further projects.

The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, awarded by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and also The e-Learning Excellence Award(2015) at the  14th European Conference on E learning, held at Hertfordshire University, UK .

Selection will be based on academic grades and Letter of Intent. The applicant should submit a Letter of Intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme (about 1000 words). The letter should include a summary of the bachelor essay/project, and a description of academic studies and work experience relevant to adult learning.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum, and information on the courses you may take can be found in our study information database via the link below. Entry requirements and tuition fees can be found by selecting the show more function at the top of the page. 

Career opportunities
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Following the final examination, you will have theoretical knowledge of globalisation and its impacts in different locations. This knowledge that is needed when you work in different formal and informal adult learning organizations.

Graduates of the programme will be able to: learn and teach globally, use global connective technologies, understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning, understand globalisation discourses, develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities and develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices.

Students may also continue their academic career in further projects.

 

Alumni insights
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Kamila - New Zealand - Learning & Development Consultant, Vodafone

Former student from the master's programme in Adult Learning and Global Change at Linköpöign University.


''I absolutely loved becoming part of the global community, learning and sharing knowledge and experiences. Critical reflection is essential and really encourages students to develop a thoughtful perspective on their learning and practice in order to develop professionally. In order to keep up to date as a professional, you need to continuously learn, reflect and review your practice.''

Current research on Adult Learning at Linköping University
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