Global Development (component 2)

 Global Development (component 2)
Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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Hi all,

I'm considering teaching this topic next year as I've recently taken over the delivery of this section in my school. Although I had my heart on teaching Media (I love that topic!), I'm thinking of choosing Global Development instead as I am also a Politics teacher and will be teaching Global Politics (edexcel) the year after next and there are clear overlaps between both units. 

Does anyone on here already teach Global Development? Any advice on getting the course off the ground? Is it popular with students? I assume that there aren't many resources around for it? Which textbook(s) would you recommend?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Martin

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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For what it is worth, I'd do Media...

Remember, your students will be writing responses to this from Sociological perspectives. Several students at my school saw the Global Development Unit and said 'Oh, we do this in Geography, we can answer these'. To which point, I showed them the mark scheme and whilst what they would put in would get marks, they had little on functionalism/Marxism.

Media will be much more interesting to the kids. Although I don't teach it, marking the unit was very interesting. With fake news and social media, the students should enjoy it.

Media is also better resourced...

If you want something more political - the work, poverty and welfare section is better.

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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We do Global Development, I don't think there are many palces that do it. In terms of books we use Browne. I have two Geography teachers (one has a bit more of a social science background) delivering it. They do a good job and we get decent/good results.

My concerns would be -

1) Many students are not excited about doing it and you have to convince them that by the end of the unit it will all make sense and have been worthwhile. It does make sense by the end, but because all of the topics interlink it is a very synoptic unit. Sometimes they will complain that it's like studying Geography rather than Sociology (the Geography students love the unit).

2) You'll be making nearly all the resources yourself because so few colleagues teach it.

I probably sound negative about doing it, when I am not, there is real merit in doing the unit. However for the average A level sociology student it can be a challenge. If your cohort are looking at nearly all A*-C grades then it's a good unit, but weaker students can get very lost, very quickly. You'd be surprised (or not) with how poor most students geographical knowledge is. If they can't recall which continent Nigeria is in, then you can see the barriers to learning are already rather high.

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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Hi Ben and Peter,

Thanks for your replies. If I had no other considerations, I'd probably go for media. But I can cut a corner a bit for when I teach Global Politics the year after next. Ben - I'd love to do Work, Poverty and Welfare. It's my favourite unit, but that's in Section A not section B.

Peter - I've got the Browne book arriving in the next week or so. From reading the Collins book, it looks like there is a lot of synopticity, which is certainly a good thing. But I can see there is limited potential to bring in particular perspectives e.g. functionalism or interactionism. There's limited scope for feminism. It seems most of it is Marxism vs the New Right amongst other theories. Is that a fair assessment of it? Or does the Browne book link more to the other perspectives?

Do the students use the Browne book or do you put reading materials together from scratch?

Thanks,

Martin

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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Martin, the students use the Browne book. Most buy their own copy and it seems to be cheaper than many others even though it covers all the options.

Got decent marks from Paper 2 this year using Global Development but overall the students were better at Families and Households, though maybe that is to be expected.