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Our Global Development course starts today, 24th April 2023 and will run for the next five weeks (24th April - 29th May 2023).
This course aims to offer students an introduction to key themes and practices in global development, hoping to open eyes to different perspectives and engage in critical and empathetic discussions.
For details on the course please see the following document – Global Development online course September 2022.docx
EduSpots aims to connect, trains and equip individuals to catalyse long lasting community-led change, working across the UK and Ghana. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 for the best international education project in the UK. See www.eduspots.org for more info on our wider work.
EduSpots Online Courses
The EduSpots online courses aim to challenge pupils to critically reevaluate their assumptions about creating social change through listening to the lived experience of pupils in different contexts, as well as offering the core theory needed to build successful service projects. Pupils who successfully pass the course will have the opportunity to apply for a £1000 grant and join our network of changemakers.
Reporting and certification
Pupils will receive a certificate at the end if they successfully complete the course by commenting on a minimum of 4 out of 5 posts, with those offering the most thoughtful responses receiving a distinction and some being awarded ‘top in cohort’ prizes.
Note that any profits raised from this course will be used to support the development work of EduSpots in Ghana, enabling educational ‘catalysts’ (many of whom are teachers) to lead educational change in their communities.
Week 1 - The Role of Perspective
This week explores the importance of understanding how our own experiences affects the way in which we view the world.
Week 2 - Perspectives on Poverty
This week we will explore the notion of ‘poverty’ in further depth – a fundamental foundation for any other discussions of ‘development’ that we will move onto.
Week 3 - The Postcolonial Perspective
This week introduces and explores postcolonial theory, and its relevance to global development and charitable action
Week 4 - Can we agree on a clear meaning of development?
Introducing different theories of development.
Week 5 - Perspectives on Charity
This post explores different perspectives on charitable giving.