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EDUC6006 - Community Education

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Title:Community Education
Long Title:Community Education
Module Code:EDUC6006
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This introductory module on community education seeks to enhance the learner’s current community practice. Community education may be broadly defined as ‘education for community within community’. The module aims to familiarise participants with the key theoretical and analytical frameworks (alongside the major current debates in the field). The module also critically explores the potential of community education to foster social inclusion/active citizenship (particularly, in the Irish context).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the key concepts in community education
LO2 Explain the distinctions between informal, non-formal and community education
LO3 Describe the link between community education/lifelong learning and active citizenship
LO4 Explain the current debates regarding community education in the domestic and international contexts
LO5 Describe the relevance of the learning for the learner's work and/or community context
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Core Concepts
Core concepts/terminology in community education (for example, oppression, empowerment, and praxis)
Education and Inclusion
Definitions: formal, informal, non-formal education; social inclusion/active citizenship and community education: definitions and terminology
Current Issues
Current debates in community education: ‘education for community’ v education in the community
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-Class Test - the topic (s) given in Week 1 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Essay Assignment - for example, an essay on the link between community education/ lifelong learning and active citizenship. The topic (s) given in Week 2. 2,3,4 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection 5 15.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading and study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brookfield, S. and J.D. Holst 2011, Radicalising Adult Learning: Adult Education for a Just World, 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10, Jossey-Bass USA [ISBN: 9780787998]
  • Bracher M. 2006, Radical Pedagogy: Identity, Generativity, and Social Transformation, Palgrave Macmillan London [ISBN: 9781403975]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Freire, P 1972, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Penguin Harmondsworth [ISBN: 97808264127]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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