Advanced Community Development Practice EDUC2062

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course enables students to take a critical approach to their practice and also enables them to make connections between relevant theories and their own work practice.


14 sessions of 3 hour inputs and will include 450 hours of practice in the field to meet the Scottish Standard Board's practice requirements.

Requirements of Entry

Completion of level 1, or equivalent (including those students who have entered directly into year 2 with appropriate qualifications)


1. The student will complete a 3000-word assignment (50%)


2. Observation of Practice - the student will be observed in a community development practice situation (25%)


3. Presentation on Community Capital Exercise (25%)

Course Aims

To enable students to take a critical and reflective approach to their own community development practice

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1 Identify and apply appropriate strategies, models and theories, which underpin a critical approach to community development practice

2 Understand critical community development theories

3 Develop practice strategies that promote counter-hegemony, sustainability, empowerment and anti-oppression

4 Recognise how values and critical community development theories translate into action

5 Assess the impact of their work through reflective practice

6 Assess their strengths and weaknesses through self-assessment

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed