Master in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Máster en Enseñanza y Aprendizaje en Educación Superior
This pathway module offers you an opportunity to look at the application of learning in an open environment with a focus on community development.
You will explore the role of community learning and the contribution this can make to community empowerment and developing capacity in communities.
The pathway is being delivered at a time when demand for new approaches to community development, community cohesion and ‘peace-building’ is high, driven by pressures on communities brought through economic change and declining public sector support.
You will examine partnership approaches to community learning in a variety of settings, including; communities affected by severe deprivation, gang-culture and the threat of radicalisation.
The pathway will allow you to make a close study of a community or neighbourhood, examining the methods of intervention already in place and linking these to contemporary theories of learning in a context of community engagement and empowerment.
You’ll usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification and a role within education that will allow you to complete the work based assignments. Even if you don’t have these entry requirements it’s worth contacting us if you have relevant professional experience as we may be able to consider your application.
You will examine the various theoretical and professional approaches to community engagement strategies. You will make a comparison of approaches by voluntary and statutory agencies using seminal sources and modern perspectives on community engagement.
You will construct a theoretical framework from which they will assess the practical implications of community engagement emerging from the relevant theory.
Using your chosen ‘contexts’ as background, you will reflect critically on your understanding of theoretical concepts related to creating community engagement strategies and their impact on the organisation and community.
Masterly Academic Practices
Evidence Based Practice
Prescribed pathway modules
Learning Pathways to Community Engagement
Creating and Sustaining Community Learning Pathways
The pathway is designed to be relevant to professional workers in a variety of organisations in all three sectors. The capability to understand community empowerment and the importance of a community learning pathway is at the heart of a great many roles within Social Housing, Public Administration, Community Education, and Community Health.