FLKM4210 Kunnskapsproduksjon og det globale Sør Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Knowledge Production and the Global South
Masterstudium i internasjonal utvikling, utdanning og bærekraft
15 stp.


In this course, the students will acquire knowledge about education in the Global South in a wider social context.


No prerequisite knowledge required.


After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



The student

  • has knowledge of the relationship between education in the Global South and the social, cultural and economic contexts that affect the quality and content of education

  • has knowledge of the relationship between education and power, both at the national and international level

  • has knowledge of local, national and global discourses on education

  • has knowledge of the relationship between education, human rights and democratic rights


The student

  • is capable of discussing and explaining relevant topics in the course

  • is capable of discussing and assessing different ideological views on education in the Global South


General competence

The student

  • is capable of explaining and problematising the role and functions of education in a development perspective

  • is capable of critically assessing different discourses on education and their relationship to development


The academic content of this course consists of perspectives on the role of education in relation to social development and local, national and international discourse on education. The role of education in relation to social, cultural and economic development, and political and economic power and inequality are important issues within this framework. Another important issue is the role of education in conflict and war situations, and to what extent education can help to mitigate or exacerbate conflicts. Emphasis is also given to the role of education in relation to issues concerning identity (indigenous, ethnic and national identities) and the choice of language of instruction in multilingual societies.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The work and teaching methods used in the course are characterised by lectures and dialogue and discussions, to which the students bring their own different practical experience and academic backgrounds. See the general programme description for further details.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

No coursework requirements.

Vurdering og eksamen

The course is assessed based on an individual written home exam over five days, with a scope of 3,000 words +/- 10%. 

Resit/rescheduled exam 

The resit/rescheduled exam is organised in the same way as the ordinary exam.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

Examination support material is permitted.


A grade scale with A being the highest grade and E the poorest pass grade is used. The grade F means that the student has failed the exam.


One internal and one external examiner are used.