Undergraduate Course: Community Education Methods and Approaches: Developing Dialogue (EDUA10118)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will deepen the students understanding of the worker's educational role and will focus on developing dialogue through structured experiences in the various forms and settings of community education practice.
Participants on this course will consider how groups of learners may be helped to develop their capacity to think and act critically, and to support one another to develop strategies, tactics and practices in relation to desired change. Participants will also be required to develop appropriate teaching and learning techniques designed to foster dialogue.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A 4,000 word essay on developing an educational intervention with a real or imaginary group. The essay will provide theoretical justification for the curriculum design.
Please note that 10% (+/-) is dependent on participation in case-study task.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Distinguish between different approaches to informal educational work in the field of Community Education and explain the importance of making implicit purposes explicit in professional contexts.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of and skills in structuring educational experiences in community education contexts, using people's experience as part of an educational intervention.
- Develop a body of critical knowledge in the field of community education .
- Design a structured dialogue.
- Articulate the concept of praxis.
|Galloway, V (2013) Teaching Popular Education. Freirean Rhizome. Volume 14 2013. |
Anderson, L., Boud, D and Cohen R (2004) Experience Based Learning, in Foley, G (ED) Understanding Adult Education and Training. Second Edition. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 225-239.
Smith, M (2009) Facilitating learning and change in groups and group sessions.
Shor, I (1999) What is Critical Literacy?
Brookfield, S (1995) The Getting of Wisdom: What Critically Reflective Teaching is and Why It¿s Important
Smith, M K (2001) ¿Dialogue and Conversation¿, the encyclopedia of informal education,
Stanfield, B (2011) The Art of Focused Conversation
Ledwith, M (2007) On being critical: uniting theory and practice through emancipatory action research. Educational Action Research. Vol 15, No 4 pp597-611.
Galloway, V., Reeves, S and Somerville, N (2011) ALP Since 1990: a flowering of cultural action. In Kirkwood, G and Kirkwood C (2011) Living Adult Education: Freire in Scotland. Second edition. Rotterdeam: Sense.
Plus additional course reading as outlined in the Course Booklet.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Students will engage in lectures and tutor led tutorials via the hybrid model incorporating either on campus or on line delivery.
|Course organiser||Mr Gary Fraser
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373