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EDUC6010 - Critical Pedagogy & Community

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Title:Critical Pedagogy & Community
Long Title:Critical Pedagogy & Community
Module Code:EDUC6010
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2017/18 ( January 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module provides an account of critical pedagogy and critical citizenship to assist students to develop an appreciation of the ideals and best practices of citizenship and the promotion of substantive citizenship for marginalised social groups. This involves recognition and strategies to overcome authoritarian tendencies in society. Practical case studies will be used to support student practitioners to develop a deeper appreciation of the role of both concepts at community level in the creation of a fairer society.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the relationship between critical pedagogy and critical citizenship
LO2 Outline the key theoretical frameworks that underlie the concepts of critical pedagogy and critical citizenship
LO3 Critique the theory and practice of the anti-oppressive educational and related social practices of one group or movement within the community sector
LO4 Identify the knowledge, skills and competences related to the promotion of critical citizenship at community level
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).

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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.
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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
Theoretical Frameworks
An overview of some interrelated concepts from among the following: critical pedagogy/critical citizenship; Frankfurt School; Critical Theory; Education and Conscientisation; the Pedagogy of anti-oppression; Critical Feminist, Anti-Racist and Queer Theories.
Citizen Education and Communities:
Identification and development of strategies for critical thinking and empowerment in the promotion of equal citizenship and anti-oppressive social practices; strategies for gender empowerment; promoting anti-oppressive practice; practical application of these strategies in work with marginalised groups, particularly ‘hard to reach’ groups.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In Class test on core concepts in Critical Pedagogy 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Written Report An report on the strengths and limitations of critical theory in the promotion of a fairer society, with specific focus on one organization or movement 2,3,4 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflective Journal 3,4,5 15.0 Sem End
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 and Workshops 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory and good practice in community setting 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 & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory and good practice in community settings 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
  • Bell Hooks 2003, Teaching Community, Routledge New York [ISBN: 0415968186]
  • Butcher, Hugh 2007, Critical Community Practice, Polity Press Bristol [ISBN: 18613479X]
  • Kirkwood, G. and Kirkwood, A. 1989, Living Adult Education: Friere in Scotland, 2nd Ed., Sense. Pub [ISBN: 0978946091]
  • Mezirow, J., Taylor E., and Associates 2009, Transformative Learnig in Practice: Insights from Community Workplace and Higher Education, Jossey-Bass USA [ISBN: 9780470257906]
  • Schön, D. 1990, Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Towards a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions, Ashgate Publishing London [ISBN: 1555422209]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hill Collins, Patricia 2009, Black Feminist Thought, Routledge New York [ISBN: 0415964725]
  • Vicki Kirby 2006, Judith Butler, Continuum [ISBN: 0826462936]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Aontas The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education
  • Hope, A. Sally Timmel 1995, Training for Transformation Manuals: Books 1-5, Gweru, Mambo Press
  • Zembylas 2015, Exploring the Implications of Citizenship - as Equality in Critical Citizenship Education, Democracy & Education, Vol 23, No. 1, 6
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Costelloe, A. 2014, Learning for Liberation, Teaching for Transformation: Can Education in Prison Prepare Prisoners for Active Citizenship?, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, Vol. 14 (1), 6
  • Arjen Wals 2016, Beyond unreasonable doubt: Education and learning for socio-ecological sustainability in the anthropocene, Inaugural address held upon accepting the personal Chair of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainabilityat Wageningen University on 17 December 2015
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory

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