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Advanced International Development 1

Age 12+, £66 for six week (5% discount when booking the full 30 weeks)

  • Started 14 Sept
  • 66 British pounds
  • Zoom Club

Service Description

Want to understand how our world works? Are you a curious Thinker who likes exploring big questions like: • What has led to poverty in areas, prosperity in others? • How do global politics and global economics interact and work? • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities of the 21st century? If you want to discuss and learn more about society, with a conversation that might take us from sociology, to politics, to literature, then this is the course for you! This is a 30-week course (but you can sign up 6 weeks at a time, or to only to a single 6-week session!) that will be exploring International Development. Each 6 weeks will explore one large topic, include lectures, discussions, guided debates (debate skills will be taught), suggested readings, and give Thinkers the opportunity to explore through a project/research/presentation. This will allow Thinkers to develop a variety of important intellectual and soft skills while expanding their knowledge of the world. This course aims to support students working at a GCSE+ level to enrich their understanding of the social world. Economics, politics, geography, history, and philosophy will be part of our discussions. Students working outside the traditional British exam system can use this course to earn high school credit by fulfilling the (optional) coursework. This will include choosing, reading, and writing on one or two book to compliment the course content, as well as conducting semi-weekly readings and short reaction papers (200-400 words). The course will be limited to 6 thinkers to ensure rich conversations and to be able to give adequate support and feedback to each Thinker. Course schedule Topic 1 – Development history: from empires to the World Bank 1. What is ‘development’ – the search for the good life, and philosophies. Skill: conducting interviews. 2. Different models to understand global links. 3. The impact of history: empires, powers, and identities. 4. Trade and poverty 5. Skill: conducting research. 6. Debate: reparations or aid Topic 2 – Inequality 1. Inequalities between and within countries, economics – measurements and history 2. Sports and inequalities 3. Art and inequalities 4. The digital divide 5. Gender, Skill: Analysis 6. Project: journalism, Debate: inequalities Topic 3 – Poverty 1. Food poverty 2. Healthcare access 3. Access to water 4. Employment laws 5. Debates on economic models, skill: social media/communication 6. Project

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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