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Development Education

Code: EIMAS06     Acronym: ED

Instance: 2022/2023 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
E-learning page: https://moodle.up.pt/
Responsible unit: Department of History, Political and International Studies
Course/CS Responsible: European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
EIMAS 13 Study Plan 1 - 5 26 135

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Luís Antunes Grosso Correia

Teaching - Hours

Seminar: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Seminar Totals 1 2,00
Luís Antunes Grosso Correia 2,00

Teaching language



Students are meant to:
Relate the concepts of development and education.
Know education in Africa from a historical, sociological, and comparative perspective.
Identify the polysemy of development education concepts and practices according to their international, national and
institutional promoters.
Analize the diversity of orientations in the field of theory, organization, and implementation of development education.
Differentiate the theoretical and methodological constitution of the field of development education.
Deepen a critical perspective on prevailing conceptions about the approach, issues, and problems of development
Deconstruct the apolitical view of (development) education.
Develop attitudes of reflection and scientific research.

Learning outcomes and competences

See Objectives.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)



1. Development and education in the global era.
2. What is within the name? Development education, global education, cosmopolitan education, and global citizenship
3. Education for development between (polysemic) texts and contexts: history, concepts, policies, and actors.
4. Models for the design, implementation, and evaluation of development education projects.
5. Critical perspectives and global issues of development education: power, justice, gender, economy/poverty,
religious affiliation, ethnicity, religion, migration, human development, environment and natural resources, peace and
security, governance, science, and culture.
6. Education in Africa and Africa in global education.

Mandatory literature

Andreotti, Vanessa & Souza, Lynn M. (eds.); Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education, Routledge, 2012
Blakemore, Kenneth & Cooksey, Brian; Sociology of Education for Africa, Routledge, 2018
Bourn, Douglas; The Theory and Practice of Development Education: A pedagogy for global social justice, Routledge, 2014
Bourn, Douglas; The Bloomsbury Handbook of Global Education and Learning, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
Chabbott, Colette; Constructing education for development: International organizations and education for all., Routledge, 2003
Crossley, Michael, Broadfoot, Patricia & Schweisfurth, Michele (eds.); Changing Educational Contexts, Issues and Identities 40 years of Comparative Education, Routledge, 2007
Freire, Paulo; Pedagogy of the oppressed, Continuum, 2005
Hartmeyer, Helmuth & Wegimont, Liam (eds.); Global Education in Europe revisited. Strategies and structures, policy practice and challenges, Waxmann, 2016
Hawkins, John N. & Jacob, W. James (ed.); Policy Debates in Comparative, International, and Development Education, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2011
Holsinger, Donald B. & Jacob, W. James ; Inequality in Education. Comparative and International Perspectives, Springer, 2008
Johnson, David (ed.); The changing landscape of education in Africa: quality, equality and democracy, Symposium Books, 2005
Madeira, Ana Isabel & Correia, Luís Grosso; Colonial Education and Anticolonial Struggles, in John L. Rury and Eileen H. Tamura (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education. , Oxford University Press, 2018
Paulson, Julia (ed.); Education, Conflict and Development, Symposium Books, 2011
Sant, Edda et al.; Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Introduction to Key Concepts and Debates, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
Tarozzi, Massimiliano & Torres, Carlos Alberto; Global Citizenship Education and the Crises of Multiculturalism, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Comments from the literature

Further bibliography and resources will be announced throughout the classes.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures; debate; supervised research; tutorial supervision; organization and presentation of reports
and/or essays by students. Distributed evaluation without final exam (term paper: 100%).


Social sciences > Educational sciences > Education > Comparative education
Social sciences > Educational sciences > Education
Social sciences > Educational sciences > Education > Curriculum studies

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 69,00
Frequência das aulas 26,00
Trabalho escrito 40,00
Total: 135,00

Eligibility for exams

100% attendance with duly justified exceptions

Calculation formula of final grade

Term paper - 100%

Examinations or Special Assignments

According to the regulations in force.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

According to the regulations in force.

Classification improvement

According to the regulations in force.
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