BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-452 - Education for Social Change - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-452 - Education for Social Change - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on the use of education as a strategy for individual and social change by introducing students to the concept of education as the practice of freedom and as a process of social transformation through concientization. Principles and practices of adult education will be examined for their application in social work as empowerment and change. Students will present workshops, plays, or web programs to achieve the objective of developing specific skills and knowledge for planning and delivering educational programs. This will be explored using feminist, Aboriginal and anti oppression perspectives.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, third year standing or permission of the department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    STUDENT EVALUATION PROCEDURE: Assignment #1 10% Assignment #2 5% Assignment #3 10% Assignment #4 5% Assignment #5 20% Major Presentation Paper 50% Grading procedures follow the UCC Guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in the following:
  • Utilize appropriate opportunities for the facilitation of learning with clients, colleagues, and the community in social work practice by means of formal and informal “needs” assessments;
  • Understand and use the major theories and principles of adult learning, and integrate them in practice with the values and skills of social work;
  • Understand and be able to define the influences that facilitate learning (e.g., situational factors, cultural factors, interpersonal factors, etc.) through written analysis of presentations;

  • Understand and use teacher and learning styles and adapt them for teaching effectiveness with different learning populations through classroom discussion and presentations;

  • Develop effective learning objectives through use of a learning contract, live presentations, and written analysis;

  • Plan and utilize effective learning activities to meet learning objectives in the classroom and in presentations;

  • Understand and use a variety of specific instructional techniques to meet learning objectives through class presentations;

  • Develop and use a variety of frameworks for evaluating teaching and learning activities as appropriate to learning objectives through presentations and written papers; and

  • Develop a useful mechanism for ongoing self-directed learning through the use of course materials, discussion, and analysis.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Cantor, Jeffrey A. Delivering Instruction to Adult Learners. Wall and Emerson, Inc.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Instructors regularly modify and update course outlines. For the most recent version please contact the department.