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MAJ07077 Popular Education and Social Change

This major provides a foundation in core areas concerned with adult learning as well as specific subjects related to popular education approaches in community action and social change. A set of subjects on popular education and social movements; narrative and storymaking in education and change; and new media and social change offer a unique opportunity to focus on contemporary approaches to popular education and social change.

The major is aimed at people who aspire to, or are currently working in organisations that focus on social change. These range from trade unions, to community and social movement organisations, charities and advocacy bodies, and more. It is ideally suited for people who are working with others in campaigning, organising, advocacy and activism. Major participants are most likely working as educators, organisers, campaigners, researchers, or advocates and are interested in developing strategies to assist their members, constituents and potential allies learn. Utilising a popular education approach the major draws from and build upon the experiences and expertise of the participants.

In addition to the core subjects, students complete two electives chosen from the variety of subjects on offer across the MEd program including e-learning, critical pedagogy and film, educational policy, research design, and many others, to form a program of study that suits their personal and professional development needs.

Upon completion graduates are well positioned to use their skills and knowledge to be more effective and reflective educational practitioners and leaders.

Completion requirements

STM90537  Core subjects (Education PG)  18cp
STM90538  Major core subjects (PopEdSocChange)  18cp
CBK90707  Electives major (PopEdSocChange)  12cp
Total  48cp