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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Critical Development Perspectives Certificate in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Gain insight into the different perspectives and trends facing development workers to lead more effectively across sectors and organizations.

About

There is a vast array of different arguments about what development is and how development can be achieved. A leader in development must be able to understand, appreciate, evaluate and broker between differing and sometimes conflicting perspectives and ideas.

In this Critical Development Perspectives Certificate, which is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, you will develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, while being introduced to some of the contemporary debates and current challenges facing development practice. The wide variety of topics covered will also give you a sense of the diversity of issues that development encapsulates. Learners are encouraged to reflect on their own ideas and practice, and share their perspectives with other learners and the course team. 

Each module in the course focuses on a contemporary topic in the development field. Within each module you will engage with key readings that argue different perspectives on the same topic. Interviews with the author complement these readings. Some of the authors we interview include Philip McMichael (Cornell University), Doug Porter (Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University), Blessings Chinsinga (The University of Malawi), Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Rachel Glennerster, (The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      10 weeks, 10-12 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • To identify the key arguments in academic papers
  • To identify different methodological and conceptual approaches to research
  • To compare and contrast different perspectives in development
  • To evaluate the merits of different arguments
  • To apply these different perspectives to practice and discuss their implications

Lecturers

  • Mark Moran - Professor and Chair of Development Effectiveness, Institute for Social Science Research.The University of Queensland

  • Erin Lord-Lynch - Researcher, The University of Queensland

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

Participants should have experience, or a strong interest in working in development. While not compulsory, it is recommended that learners have completed a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

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