19/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Education in the Context of Globalisation (and How it Impacts Teachers)

The term “globalisation” encompasses a number of things, including economics, culture, politics, technology and communication. In education, it refers to increasing mobility of students and teachers across the world, and the need for educators to be more inclusive.

Understanding education in the context of globalisation requires a broader perspective, one that looks at local, national and global contextual influences in a unified way. Teachers need to widen their cross-cultural skill set, and school leaders must update educational policies in order to respond to these changes.

Multicultural and International education

International education is a catalyst for leading change around the world, and there’s a growing demand for teachers and educators who have the right skills in multiculturalism.

One of the key challenges is supporting international teaching in higher education to prepare the next generation for a rapidly shrinking world. Certain subject areas such as engineering, business or architecture are especially affected as global mobility increases. In order to maintain international relations and help future professionals establish important business partnerships, multicultural studies is essential for the curriculum.

Some big benefits of globalisation include greater awareness of other cultures, better transnational collaboration, reduced discrimination and racism, the spread of technology and innovation, and higher standards of living across the globe.

Leadership from a global perspective

Exposing students to different cultures, ethnic groups, religions and languages can help to enrich society and broaden young minds. Therefore, it’s important for educational leaders to have the tools in place to support this vital area of growth.

Our master’s in Global Educational Leadership course helps existing education professionals understand leadership and management from an international point of view. You will also get essential training in mentoring strategies and creative problem-solving that can be applied directly to the workplace.

To find out more or to download a brochure, go to our MA Global Educational Leadership course page. There’s no better place to study for your master’s than at the University of Bolton. Not only have we been No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), but we also rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020).

Our supportive learning environment allows students to reach their potential and get the best from their personal development, taking their careers in the direction they desire. We can tailor our course to align with your career goals, and help you apply leadership theory into practice in your specific area of work.

Plus, with our award-winning student services team, you’ll have all the support you need during your Postgraduate studies. Join us at the University of Bolton, where your needs come first; this is #UniAsItShouldBe.

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