Postgraduate taught 

Education for Sustainable Futures in Adult, Community & Youth Contexts MSc

Local and Global Theories and Perspectives on Learning in Diverse Contexts EDUC51007

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is an introduction to key theories, perspectives, and socio-political movements specifically relating to the fields of adult education, youth studies, and community studies. Including philosophical underpinnings, theoretical developments, and paradigmatic movements in education, the course will include explorations of local and global contexts in light of theoretical ideas and discourses. Current developments, challenges, and possibilities for contemporary learning and development will be located within the context of social, ecological, and political contexts.

Timetable

10 x 3 hour sessions across 10 weeks

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The assessment consists of:

1. A 3000-word academic essay will allow the students to explore a self-selected educational context in relation to international models, theories, and approaches (70%)

2. A portfolio: students will submit an annotated diagram of a theoretical framework along with reflective exploration of four glossary terms relevant to the framework (30%)

Course Aims


1.
To create knowledge of and appreciation for the key theories influencing adult and continuing education; youth studies; and community studies in Scotland, the UK, and internationally;
2. To develop a thorough understanding of the historical developments influencing the fields of adult education, youth studies, and community
studies;

3. To identify and critically assess and analyse current patterns of provision within a broader historical and geographical context;
4. To stimulate interest and commitment to the further study of the
theories and perspectives in the broad fields of learning and teaching

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical and conceptual paradigms in the field of teaching and learning, particularly those concerning their own selected focus area and context of study;

2. Engage effectively in informed discussion about historical and policy trajectories in the field of teaching and learning, particularly those concerning their own selected focus area and context of study;

3. Critically analyse the influence of local and global agendas and programmes in educational provision

4. Develop and articulate a theoretical framework relevant to chosen area of specialisation

5. Apply the course content in individual assignments on related topics.

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.