Popular Education: Theory and Practice EDUC2077

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course enables students to understand and apply popular education approaches.


One block week including 20 hours input

Requirements of Entry

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


The students will write a 2000 word essay, which critically reflects on their experience of applying in Popular Education and discuss how these methods could be used in practice.

Course Aims

To enable students to experiment with a range of Popular Education techniques and assess their applicability for the practice of community development and social action

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The student will be able to:

*Demonstrate an understanding of theories underpinning the Popular Education approach, in particular Freirean pedagogy
tilise a range of Popular Education methods
*Critically reflect on their practice of Popular Education
*Make links between Popular Education and Community Development approaches

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed