Undergraduate Course: Developing professional identity in community education (EDUA08070)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces the notion of studying community education in a university setting.
Students will draw on their experience as learners and practitioners to consider the process of studying in professional and academic contexts. Students will consider how their experience has shaped the ways in which they learn. The notion of the student?s development as a critically reflective practitioner will form the core focus of the course both in terms of their academic and professional skills. Differing understandings of the meaning of professionalism will be explored and their implications for the practice of community education will be considered.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| *This course is not open to outside students e.g. as an 'optional' course*
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Articulate the notion of the critically reflective practitioner
- Evaluate the centrality of experiential learning to informal educational approaches
- Design a study strategy plan
- Demonstrate academic research and writing skills
- Demonstrate awareness of their own learning styles
|The sessions for Strand 1 will draw on Northedge, A. (2005) The Good Study Guide, published by The Open University Press. We recommend it as a very useful book to buy. |
Wenger, E. (2006) Communities of practice: A brief introduction.
Coles, C. (2002) Developing Professional Judgment. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Vol. 22(1), pp. 3-10.
CLD Standards Council for Scotland (2009) The Competences for CLD (Summary Report)
Bamber, J. (1998) Learning, Understanding and the Development of Critical Practice. Youth and Policy - The Journal of Critical Analysis, Vol 60, 1998, pp. 30-45.
Donald Schon: Learning, Reflection and Change
Reading: The Barryside Case Study (will be available on Learn)
Tett, L., Crowther, J. & O¿Hara, P. (2003) Collaborative partnerships in community education. Journal of Education Policy, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 37 ¿ 51
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Timetable is arranged annually.
Semester 2 classes are held on Thursdays 11.00 - 11.50 only.
|Course organiser||Mr Tim Randall
Tel: (0131 6)51 6441
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373