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Module PHILOSOPHY OF ADULT EDUCATION

Module code: AD541
Credits: 5
Semester: Year-Long
Department: ADULT EDUCATION
International: No
Coordinator: Dr Camilla Fitzsimons (ADULT EDUCATION), Michael Kenny (ADULT EDUCATION)
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This module will explore a range of theories from philosophy that helps us to think carefully about the purpose of education in society. It introduces students to influential philosophical ideas in the field of Adult Education which are sometimes described as radical, humanistic, progressive, liberal and behaviourist. Students will encounter key thinkers such as Paulo Freire, Jack Mesirow, Carl Rogers and bell hooks. Overall, the main purpose of the module is to offer concepts and theories which will develop students’ capacity to critically reflect on their own practice, to develop their own philosophy of education, and challenge some of the ways we traditionally think about the purpose of education.

80% attendance is required for this module.

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