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.

Empowerment And Social Change EDUC5408

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course defines the key terms of empowerment and social justice. Students will explore the application of human rights and anti-oppressive practices ion local and global settings.

Timetable

1 day a week for 7 weeks on Tuesdays

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

Students will identify a local UK and an overseas case study and analyse their practice in terms of their effective in promoting empowerment and social justice. They must then discuss the resulting lessons for their own practice.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course aims to define the key terms of empowerment and social justice. Students will explore the application of human rights and anti-oppressive practices ion local and global settings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

a) Compare and contrast competing definitions of empowerment & social justice

b) Analyse models of Human rights and anti-oppressive practice

c) Critique community learning and development practice in both local and global settings in the light of empowerment & social justice, human rights and anti-oppressive practice

d) analyse their own practice in the light of the above

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.