UCL Summer School


Youth and Globalisation

Key Information

Module code
Taught during
Session Two
Module leader
Dorothy Ferary Panjaitan
None. Standard UCL Summer entry criteria apply.
Assessment method
Presentation (40%), Essay (60%)
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Youth and Globalisation

Module overview

This module provides an introduction to youth studies, with a particular focus on critically exploring the association between youth and the globalising world. This module considers a broad body of interdisciplinary scholarships such as history, education, politics, and the environment. Students will also critically discuss the increasing use of social media by youth movements in creating changes insociety and the notion of young people as the agents of change. This module will bring in perspectives from various parts of the world through diverse reading materials as well as study trips to three institutions (The British Museum, the Indonesian Embassy in London and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation office).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the history of youth studies
  • Be familiar with some of the issues which intersect with youth in a global context
  • Be able to critically look at some of the factors that further support the notion of youth as an agent of change
  • Have critically reflected upon their understanding and experience on what it means to be a young person in a globalising world
  • Have demonstrated skills in group working, giving a presentation, and writing an academic essay

Module prerequisites

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.

Module hours

Classes (usually three or four hours per day) take place on the Bloomsbury campus from Monday to Friday any time between 9am and 6pm.


  • 10-minute presentation (40%)
  • 2,500 word essay (60%)

Module leader

Dorothy Ferary Panjaitan joined the UCL Institute of Education as a Teaching Fellow in 2016. Modules that she worked/has been working on include: 1) Living in a Schooled Society (2016), 2) Global Issues in Education (2016 – 2019), Rights, Equality, and Justice in Education (2018-2020). These are undergraduate level modules. Dorothy was also an assignment tutor for two Master’s level modules; 1) Higher Education: Comparative and International Perspectives and 2) Education and Development in Asia.

She holds a B.A (1st Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Hertfordshire, an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and is currently finishing her PhD at the UCL Institute of Education. Before working as an academic, Dorothy was the National Programme Manager for the International Award for Young People Indonesia. Dorothy’s research is mainly on youth studies, gender, education and development.

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