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Department of Education

COURSE SYLLABUS MS Education


1. COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title
Course Code
Credit Hours
Pre-requisite
Type of Course
Academic Year

Trends and Issues in Education


MS-701
03 (48 hours)
Compulsory
Fall 2015-2016

2. COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed for the students to assist them in understanding the current trends and
issues in education. The course will particularly emphasize on the strengths, challenges,
innovations, and reforms in education at both national and international levels alongside the
emerging fields, which are crucial to get global exposure. They will be empowered not only to
adopt viable strategies and approaches in their professional practice but also to implement
prescribed educational policies and programmes. Contemporary issues such as peace, gender,
conflict, poverty will be the core of the subject both at micro and macro levels
3. COURSE SUPERVISOR
Coordinator Name
Contact Details

Munir Moosa
Office Extension: 312
Email: mmsadruddin@smiu.edu.pk
Office Hours: Fri: 12:00 3:00 pm

4. COURSE OBJECTIVES
The main aim of the course is to share knowledge with students about the pertaining
issues of education. The course will assist students in identifying challenges,
recognizing strengths, innovations, and reforms in education alongside the trends of
education on local and global platforms. The course will also provide opportunities
to the participants to look for the existing challenges in various fields. In addition,
emerging fields will provide broader domain of learning

5. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


After studying the course, the students will be able to
Create link between globalization and education
Understand the current trends and issues in the field of education
Able to look at the broader perspectives of challenges and able to find the
solutions
Learn about Emerging Fields in Education
6. COURSE CONTENTS AND TOPICS

Course Plan
Week
1

3
4
5

6
7

Session Covered
Unit 1: Globalization and
Education

Session Topic/Chapter
1. Globalization, Its Role and
Effects
2. Linkage between
Globalization and Education
3. Common Misconceptions
about Contemporary Issues
in Education
4. Education and the
Developing World
Unit 1: Globalization and
5. Contemporary Educational
Education
Theories
6. Globalization and Pakistan
7. International Education
Policies
Unit 2: Trends and Issues
1. Special Education
in Various Disciplines
2. Distance Education
Unit 2: Trends and Issues
3. Early Childhood Education
in Various Disciplines
4. Adult Education
Unit 3: Emerging Fields in
1. Peace Education
Education
2. World Religion and Multi
Cultural Education
Unit 3: Emerging Fields in
3. Moral Education
Education
4. Inclusive Education
5. Human Rights Education
Unit 4: Challenges and
1. Gender Disparity in
Perennial Issues in
Education (Girl Education)
Education
2. Corporal Punishment
3. Ghost Schools
4. Teacher Absenteeism

Assignments/Quizzes
Self-Reflection
Exercise

Assignment

Presentation
Assignment
Presentation and
Assignment
Quiz
Assignment

Unit 4: Challenges and


Perennial Issues in
Education

10

Unit 4: Challenges and


Perennial Issues in
Education

11

Unit 5: Education
Curriculum and Policies
in Pakistan

12

Unit 5: Education
Curriculum and Policies
in Pakistan
Unit 5: Education
Curriculum and Policies
in Pakistan
Unit 6: Researches in the
Field of Education
Unit 6: Researches in the
Field of Education

13
14
15

16

5. Education Budget
6. Political Intervention in the
Recruitment
7. Conflicts in schools
Tolerance
Bullying and Harassment
Conflict resolution
8. Gap between Madressah and
Main stream Education
9. The Millennium
Development Goals
(MDGs)- Implementation
and Barriers to the
Achievement of Universal
Literacy
10. Education for AllImplementation and Barriers
1. Education System in
Pakistan
2. Literacy Trends in Pakistan
3. Education Policies- Trends
and Implementation in
Pakistan
4. Current Policies Trends and
Issues in Teacher Education
5. National Curriculum
Structure and Career
Opportunities
1. Educational Technology
2. Higher Education
3. Adult Education
4. Multi-Cultural Education
5. Higher Education and
Research
FINAL EXAMINATION

Test

Assignment

Assignment

Group Work
Quiz
Test
Presentation

1. COURSE TEXTBOOK, RECOMMENDED READINGS AND RESOURCES :


Reference Book(s)
Joel Spring. (2014). Globalization of Education: An Introduction. Routledge.
Jerry Aldridge and Renitta Goldman. (2007). Current Issues and Trends In Education.
Pearson.
Karen Elizabeth Mundy. (2008). Comparative and International Education: Issues for
Teachers. Canadian Scholars Press.

Wendy Bignold, Liz Gayton. (2009). Global Issues and Comparative Education.
SAGE.
2. LEARNING STRATEGIES
Group discussion, presentation, cooperative learning, readings, dialogues and debates,
activity oriented, reviews

3. STUDENT EVALUATION
Following is a distribution of 100 score across assessment tools:
Course Work Evaluation
Class Participation
Presentation (2*3=6)
Assignment (4*2=8)
No Plagiarism
Communication and Research Skills
Timely Submission of Assignments and
Presentations
Attendance
Quiz and Test (18)
Midterm
Final

40

20
40

4. ATTENDANCE POLICY
Students are expected to attend their classes. Absence never exempts a student from the work
required for satisfactory completion of the courses. Excessive absences of any course will result
in:
1.
First warning for absence of 10% of the class hours
2.
Second warning for absence of 20% of the class hours
3.
A failing grade in the course for an absence of 25% of the class hours (as per HEC
guidelines)
4.
Exception to (3) may be made in the case of serious illness or death to an
immediate family member if approved by the dean of the college. In such case,
the student will receive a W grade in the course
5. PLAGIARISM
In this semester, all the assignments will be passed through TurnItIn. More than 20% plagiarized
work will not be marked.