Postgraduate Course: Personal and Social Development and Outdoor Education: Critical Perspectives (EDUA11116)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The purpose of this course is to provide outdoor educators with a sound understanding of the nature of personal and social development. The course will explore a variety of notions of personal development with a view to increasing control of ones own destiny and various horizons of significance. The course will examine the role of the educator with specific focus on facilitating supportive constructive learning environments and interpersonal skills.
The earlier parts of the course will concentrate on students own experiences of personal and social development, much of which will model practices and a variety of approaches. A broad perspective exploring values and morality and ethical considerations of intentionally educating in this contentious area will follow before narrowing to examine some current claims and practices in this area. Students will have an opportunity to work with others to integrate their understanding at a theoretical level to an applied context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Food and Linen and possibly accomodation
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
This course will run 19-23 January 2014. Please refer to online timetable for course dates.
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be:
A written assignment of c4000 words.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course students will:
1. have examined their previous experiences in light of their own personal and social development. Furthermore, they will gain experiences during the course relating to their personal and social development.
2. be able to analyse the appropriateness of case studies from their own or presented material in terms of their suitability for the development of personal and social skills;
3. identify the influences which shape and develop values and morality and understand a number of approaches to facilitating growth in these areas.
4. understand a range of theories relating to personal and social development and relate them to experiential approaches;
5. gain experience and understanding of the practices, purposes and assumptions regarding reviewing
6. have developed their interpersonal skills appropriate to working within an outdoor education context.
7. contextualise their knowledge and understanding by identifying appropriate teaching strategies to maximise personal and social development using experiential techniques.
8. analyse critically the theoretical principles, processes and conditions underpinning inter- and intra- personal skills as they relate to personal and social development;
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Beth Christie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6031
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
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