Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Educational Approaches To Community Learning & Development EDUC5407

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course explores the educational approaches which underpin Community Learning & Development practice. In particular it examines radical educational models, especially that of Freire.

Timetable

Mon & Tues for 4 weeks from January/February with an assessment day at the end of February

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

Students will construct a Freirean learning experience for the class. Students then critically discuss the Freirean methods with reference to the learning experience.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the course are:

a) To explore the educational approaches which underpin Community Learning & Development practice.

b) To critically examine radical educational models, especially that of Freire.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

a) Identify the key components, strengths and weaknesses of a range of educational approaches which underpin Community Learning & Development practice.

b) Engage in critical discourse on radical educational models.

c) Interrogate Freirean ideas and their relationship to their own practice.

d)To demonstrate capacity for critical self-awareness and other skills that are helpful to practice

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None