Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION This unit will explore the topics of Migration and Sustainable Development as interrelated issues from a Global Education perspective, whilst also exploring specific participatory educational methodologies promoting skills of questioning, reasoning and dialogue, particularly relevant to critically exploring controversial and complex issues in educational and community contexts.

The course will provide:
- An overview of the phenomenon of Migration and its links to Sustainable Development at local and global level;
- An introduction to specific participatory learning methodologies, including ideas to stimulate dialogue and encourage critical thinking in a safe space;
- Resources to address a variety of themes connected to migration and sustainable development;
- Opportunities to explore Global Education methodologies and related skills, values and attitudes.

This course is open to all students. Although it is recommended for students hailing from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Social Wellbeing and students who wish to pursue a career in training and education.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- Identify the key elements and concepts of international migration in an interdependent world;
- Define the concept of Sustainable Development and key elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Identify links between migration and Sustainable Development;
- Define the principles and elements underlying Global Education, Development Education and Education for Sustainable Development;
- Identify and recognize ways of using participatory educational methodologies to explore controversial issues and promote critical thinking.

Unit Material:

Course materials will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. Students attending this unit are invited to register to the InterCap website (, where all relevant online materials will be made available.

This course is offered by Kopin (VO/0200) within the frame of the European project “InterCap: Develop Capacities Together”, co-financed by the European Commission and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations under the Ministry for Education and Employment


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%


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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.