MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University

Program Description

MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University

Adult learning and Global change is an online international master’s programme designed to enhance practitioners’ ability to work in a globalizing world and to challenge the traditional perspectives of globalization. It is a collaboration between four universities on four different continents.

The courses contain topics such as: Locating oneself in Global Learning, Adult learning: contexts and perspectives, Work and learning, Fostering learning in practice, Global/local learning and Understanding Research.

Master thesis and online learning

All course activities will be done within an online learning platform, and you will write a master thesis (15 credits) in which you apply your theoretical and methodological knowledge in the Adult learning area. Examples areas are professional development, work-based learning and teaching the adult.

The characteristic feature of the programme is a dialectic between students' personal experience and the conceptual resources of the programme.

Four universities – one programme

As a student at Linköping University, you will learn together with students from other partner universities in a global class and you go through courses provided by the partner universities, making the programme truly international. All four universities are equal partners:

  • Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
  • University of Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (Australia).

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.

Course details

The programme is designed as a unique collaboration between four universities on four different continents. Linköping University offers following courses:

  • Locating oneself in Global Learning, part 1, 4,5 credits
  • Adult Learning: Perspectives and Contexts, 7,5 credits
  • Work and Learning, 7,5 credits
  • Fostering Learning in Practice, 7,5 credits
  • Global/Local Learning, 7,5 credits
  • Understanding Research, 7,5 credits
  • Research project/Local options, 15 credits
  • Locating oneself in Global Learning, part 2, 3 credits

Career opportunities

Following the final examination, you will have theoretical knowledge of globalization 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 globalization 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.

The courses contain topics such as: Locating oneself in Global Learning, Adult learning: contexts and perspectives, Work and learning, Fostering learning in practice, Global/local learning and Understanding Research.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 20, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Sept. 2018
Duration
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2 years
Part time
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96,000 SEK
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Sweden - Linköping
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