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Unit 5: Human development and diversity Lesson's | 

|1. Development opportunities | 



|Ways of supporting the processes of human development |

The multidimensional process of human development and ways to measure it:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals criteria

  • validity and reliability of development indicators and indices, including the human development index (HDI) and gender inequality index (GII)

  • empowering women and indigenous or minority groups

  • Detailed illustrative examples of affirmative action to close the development gap

The importance of social entrepreneurship approaches for human development:

  • the work of microfinance organizations and their networks

  • alternative trading networks such as “Fairtrade”

  • TNC corporate social responsibility frameworks and global agreements

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Tip:Education is under threat from climate change - especially for women and girls


|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 


|The Costs of Inequality: Joseph Stiglitz| 

|A01| Ensure to learn

your key language and 

definitions. This helps

create context and 

provide explanation

|The Story of Fairtrade| 

|Case Studies| 

|2. Changing identities and cultures|



|How global interactions bring cultural influences and changes to places|

The global spectrum of cultural traits, ethnicities and identities, and ways in which the spectrum of diversity is widening or narrowing at different scales

The effects of global interactions on cultural diversity in different places:

  • the diffusion of cultural traits, and cultural imperialism

  • glocalization of branded commodities, and cultural hybridity

  • cultural landscape changes in the built environment

How diasporas influence cultural diversity and identity at both global and local scales

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|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Student Work| 

| Internet Usage | 

| Diasporas | 


| Tim Berners-Lee Accessibility for All | 

| Global Junk Food| 

|3. Local responses to global interactions| 



| The varying power of local places and actors to resist or accept change|

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Lesson 7

Local and civil society resistance to global interactions:

  • rejection of globalized production, including campaigns against TNCs and in favour of local sourcing of food and goods by citizens

  • rise of anti-immigration movements

Geopolitical constraints on global interactions:

  • government and militia controls on personal freedoms to participate in global interactions

  • national trade restrictions, including protectionism and resource nationalism

The role of civil society in promoting international-mindedness and participating in global interactions, including social media use and campaigning for internet freedom

  • Two detailed examples of places where restricted freedoms have been challenged

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Revision Tip:


is a key topic found in 

paper 1 and 4. Ensure to 

focus on this topic, for your 



|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Case Studies| 


It is important to understand the key command terms found throughout the course. Take some time to study them and understand what each command term means. Also, go through the syllabus to understand what topics and subtopics are part of the course. This will allow for greater synthesis of ideas. 

|Further Reading| Name
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|Student Work| 

|Specimen Papers| 

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