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This postgraduate unit, Community Education and Consciousness Raising, explores how education has the potential power to transform personal and social-political realities in order to challenge often deeply held prejudices including racism, sexism and homophobia. Students will critique theories of community education, appraise current literature and critique theories of community education and consciousness raising.
Delivered online by Open Universities in partnership with Curtin University, the unit focuses on numerous theories and practical examples of consciousness-raising and community education, and students will use them to analyse moral, political and policy issues. Students will also examine the techniques of consciousness raising and community education that can be used when working with community groups. The course covers critical pedagogy, storytelling, theatre, problem posing education, sentimental education and dialogue.
. In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Community Education and Consciousness Raising unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The Community Education and Consciousness Raising unit has been designed to develop students’ understanding of how education can potentially transform personal and socio-political realities and challenge deeply-rooted prejudices such as sexism, racism and homophobia. Looking at current theories and key influential thinkers, students will develop an understanding of the different processes of oppression and how different forms of education can interrupt or subvert them.
Students will gain a firm grounding in concepts such as democracy, feminism, class, post-colonial identities and human rights, and learn to analyse various theories and forms of praxis such as critical pedagogy, critical literacies and critical education, de-schooling, progressive learning and progressive engagement. Students will be able to evaluate different forms of community education and consciousness raising and how they may be practically applied when working with community groups.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.