Postgraduate taught 

Educational Studies MEd

Empowerment And Social Change EDUC5408

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus 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 in local and global settings.

Timetable

5* 4-hour sessions on Mondays

Assessment

Assignment 1: Blog (800 words). Students must write a persuasive argument to support a social movement or campaign - 25%

Assignment 2: Campaign Plan (3000-word equivalent). Students will produce a campaign plan, with associated materials (posters, leaflets etc.) - 75%

 

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 in 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.