Modernity Modernisation and Dependency. Critically review a key theory that you have encountered in this module. Firstly, showing how it adds to our understanding of the relationship between education and development. In this assignment, you should engage critically with literature that refers to a key theory or concept that you have learned about during this core module. You are free to decide the topic and title of the literature review. Also you must illustrate the relevance of the theory/concept to international education and development.
You are likely to refer to the core readings for the module in order to explain the theory/concept. This literature review will also require you to read more widely taking both from the further reading suggested in the module. and additional texts that you have identified that are relevant to your topic. The assignment is looking for you demonstrate a critical engagement both with the theory itself and with the texts that use it. This means that depth of analysis of a smaller number of texts is more important than compiling a long bibliography.
Reading should be structured with the assignment in mind and useful material and references should be systematically accumulated. It is recommende-d that you keep notes on articles, and an electronic index system/annotated bibliography to keep track of references as you develop your thinking and build your ideas. Some background texts for the module are listed below. These are only indicative texts that necessarily have a broad and general focus. You are likely to find many other texts more directly related to your area. However, particular interest within the field of education and international development. Lastly, Each session will also have its own specific readings.
The assignment assesses progress towards the learning outcomes for the module as listed below. Critically engage with theoretical perspectives associated with different disciplines. Therefore, to gain an understanding of the relationship between education and development. Build on professional and/or personal experience to relate the perspectives to particular contexts. Communicate arguments associated with different theoretical perspectives effectively, indicating their implications for the relationship between education and development.
Should I include a discussion of methods? Yes, you should include a short explanation of the methods you used for searching the literature and selecting the literature that you have reviewed. This is especially important if you have selected literature from unusual sources.
Can I discuss more than one theory? In Option A it is best to focus on one main theory as you have limited words to make your argument. You are likely however to refer to other theories to critique or elaborate your arguments about the main theory you are discussing.