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Explore the key ideas, concepts, and debates around the study of international skill and development, using Nairobi in Kenya as a case study.
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About This Course
In this course, you will learn how international skill and development is conceptualized, imagined, and communicated as an area of study.
You will consider the ways international development impacts individuals living in different parts of the world, focusing on Nairobi in Kenya.
You will use the example of Nairobi to relate abstract concepts and debates to the lived experiences of real people.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of indicators of development, population growth, migration, urbanization, and environmental issues like waste and pollution.
- Week 1
Introduction to the Course and Measuring International skill and Development
- Week 2
- Week 3
Media and Development
- Week 4
Demography, Gender, Health and Development
- Week 5
Migration and Urbanisation
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas on international skill and development, and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Explain the key ideas, concepts, and debates in international skill and development
- Evaluate the different meanings and perceptions of development
- Investigate how development is measured
- Assess how ‘development and ‘developing countries are represented
- Explore the causes and consequences of population growth and distribution
- Describe urbanization and the motivations that attract people to cities
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in diversity across the world.
It will be of particular interest to those considering study or work in international skill and development.