London, United Kingdom

Youth and Globalisation

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module provides an introduction to youth studies, with a particular focus on critically exploring the association between youth and the globalising world. This module considers a broad body of interdisciplinary scholarships such as history, education, politics, and the environment. Students will also critically discuss the increasing use of social media by youth movements in creating changes insociety and the notion of young people as the agents of change. This module will bring in perspectives from various parts of the world through diverse reading materials as well as study trips to three institutions (The British Museum, the Indonesian Embassy in London and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation office).

Course leader

Dorothy Ferary Panjaitan joined the UCL Institute of Education as a Teaching Fellow in 2016. Modules that she worked/has been working on include: 1) Living in a Schooled Society (2016), 2) Global Issues in Education (2016 – 2019), Rights, Equality, and Ju

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.

Course aim

The Youth and Globalisation summer school module aims to introduce students to the broad area of youth
studies. Students will learn the history of youth studies and globalisation to give a background foundation for a
deeper understanding of the topic. It will also explore various disciplines which intersect with youth engagement
in a global context. This module intends to bring in a globalised perspective by looking at different cases from
different parts of the world. In addition, through classroom activities, students will have the opportunity to draw
on examples from their own country. The assignments will help students to explore their understanding of what
it means to be a young person in a globalising world and how can they participate as an agent of change in
today’s society.

Credits info

7.5 EC
15 UCL credits, 7.5 ECTS, 4 US

Fee info

GBP 2100: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students who study for 6 weeks (2 modules).
GBP 1100: Accommodation (optional) is available, close to campus in central London. The cost will be approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.