Postgraduate Course: Adult Literacy and Numeracy (EDUA11111)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|Students participating on the course will be involved in theoretical and conceptual analysis, policy critique and examining how adult learners can be supported in their study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Explain and critically compare different theoretical perspectives informing adult literacy and numeracy practice.
Identify and critically assess the strengths and limitations of a social practices view of adult literacy and numeracy which examine its contribution across a range of settings - particularly in relation to its research implications.
Locate current policy developments in terms of a theoretical and detailed analyis of historical developments in adult literacy and numeracy in the UK.
Demonstrate a familiarity with the research literature on participation in adult education and learning and its implications for work with adult literacy and numeracy students.
Evaluate major theoretical perspectives on adult learning and their implications for teaching.
Identify and analyse a range of approaches to assessing and evaluating adult learning.
|Students will be expected to complete a 4-5000 word assignment. This can either be from a selection of titles provided by teaching staff or by a negotiated title. Where appropriate and feasible, course members will be encouraged and supported in their assignment to include a small-scale research component.
|Dr Jim Crowther
Tel: (0131 6)51 6176
|Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373