Postgraduate Course: Politics, Policy & Professional Identity in Community Education (EDUA11221)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of the course is to explore the interplay between the professional, the policy and the political contexts in which community educators operate. The course will consider the ways contemporary theoretical debates about community, equalities, social order, social justice, citizenship and democracy both open up and constrain the possibilities for professional action. Particular attention is given to the interrogation of specific policy and policy discourses at different levels from the local to the trans-national.
The aim of the course is to explore the interplay between the professional, the policy and the political contexts in which community educators operate. The course will consider the ways contemporary theoretical debates about community, equalities, social order, social justice, citizenship and democracy both open up and constrain the possibilities for professional action. Particular attention is given to the interrogation of specific policy and policy discourses at different levels from the local to the trans-national.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop, deploy and evaluate different kinds of theoretical arguments and understand their potential to frame the terms of the debates that are possible.
- Understand the relevance of current intellectual debates to theoretical accounts of community, citizenship and democracy.
- Locate the local and particular within the global and universal.
- Think in a constructively critical way about the contemporary politics of citizenship and democracy.
- Critically analyse how politics and policy create opportunities and constraints for community educators
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Wilkinson, R. and Picket, K. (2010) (2nd edition) The Spirit level: Why Equality is Better For Everyone. London: Penguin.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Timetable is arranged annually
|Course organiser||Dr Akwugo Emejulu
Tel: (0131 6)51 4167
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373