Community Development Responses to Adversity EDUC4094

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will explore various levels and sites of diversity and marginalisation faced in communities. It analyses community development responses to these issues and critiques ways of working with local communities whilst challenging policy and power holders in these contexts.


7th Jan - 4th Feb 2019 10am- 12pm and 1pm - 3pm every week for 5 weeks

Requirements of Entry

Completion of level 3, or equivalent, with a GPA of 12 (C3) across levels 1, 2, and 3

Excluded Courses





1- A presentation which critiques a national/ local community development policy or strategy to reduce stigmatisation and marginalisation (LO 2, 5)

2- An essay in which students critically assess an issue faced by communities such as substance (mis)use, physical, sexual abuse or adversity and explores community development responses to the identified issue (2000 words) (LO 1, 2,3, 5)

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to critically analyse and develop responses to multiple sites of diversity and marginalisation within communities. This may include substance (mis)use, abuse and adversity.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


LO1: Critically assess a range of complex issues such as substance (mis)use, physical and sexual abuse and adversity and their impact on communities.

LO2: Critically evaluate theoretical constructs of diversity and marginalisation. 

LO3: Critique and explore community development responses and their practice implications in communities.

LO4: Identify national and local community development policies and strategies to reduce stigmatisation and marginalisation.

LO5: Present their work in a coherent and well-structured way, both orally and through written text

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed