Postgraduate taught 

Educational Studies MSc

Empowerment And Social Change EDUC5408

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • 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 ion local and global settings.

Timetable

5* 4-hour sessions on Mondays

Assessment

75%

Students will write a 3000-word essay in which they critically analyse the social movement/campaign and discuss in relation to empowerment and social justice values and theories. They must discuss the implications of this social movement/campaign for their own practice in relation to concepts of human rights and anti-oppression.

 

25%

Students will write an 800-word blog in which they write a persuasive argument to support the social movement or campaign discussed in the essay

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.