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Undergraduate Course: Community Education Honours Seminar in Social and Educational Theory (EDUA10124)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the intellectual and theoretical resources both to sustain a critical culture as a group and to support independent study. The seminar programme is based on the intensive reading and discussion of current refereed journal and/or other appropriately demanding material.
Course description The curriculum content for this course is negotiated each year between teaching staff and participating students.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Politics, Policy & Professional Identity in Community Education (EDUA10117) AND Community Education Methods and Approaches: Developing Dialogue (EDUA10118) AND Managing Professional Life (EDUA10119) AND Community Education Professional Practice 2 (EDUA10123) AND Adult Education (EDUA10120) OR Community Work (EDUA10121) OR Youth Work (EDUA10122)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 4000-word essay at the end of semester 1.
Feedback A key feature of the student-led sessions is formative feedback. This is provided by tutors and peers who will act as critical discussants in each of the sessions. An assessment form is completed anonymously by everyone attending the session. These are collated by the tutor and returned within a week to the student together with written feedback on their reflective form. Whilst the presentations are formative and do not count towards the final mark participation by all students in all aspects of the task is compulsory.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and assess the value of academic writing
  2. Lead and contribute to sustained analysis, discussion and debate
  3. Develop discriminating arguments based on the intensive reading of particular texts
  4. Recognise the provisional and unfinished nature of intellectual enquiry
  5. Develop skills in presentation, evaluation and critical feedback
Reading List
The core reading material is generated each academic session based on the academic interests of the participating students.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills literature search and review, critical analysis, presentation skills, working with others.
Additional Class Delivery Information The timetable is arranged annually. Please refer to course booklet for details.
KeywordsEducational Theory Social Policy Text Analysis Critical Practice
Course organiserDr Jim Crowther
Tel: (0131 6)51 6176
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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