Challenge, Change and Action EDUC2078

  • 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 build on previous theoretical knowledge in developing the capacity to critique and analyse new theoretical traditions relevant to community development.


 Weekly Sessions in 4 hour blocks and a 2 hour tutorial

Requirements of Entry

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


1. Group Poster Presentation: on a topic covered in the course (50%)

2. Essay (50%)

Course Aims

This course explores community development traditions as they relate to social, political and cultural practice. It explores radical theories and the implementation of these in practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The student will be able to:

1.  Critique and analyse a range of theories relevant to the field of community development today

2.  Critically analyse the connection between the contemporary landscape of social, cultural, and political theory and critical approach to community development practice

3.  Take a reflective and informed approach to their critical praxis

4.  Present work according to academic conventions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed