Postgraduate taught 

Educational Studies MSc

Educational Approaches To Community Learning & Development EDUC5407

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • 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