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B.Ed 425 Community Education (3 Credits)

Students will discuss and examine the theory and practice of community education. The course answers the following questions: How is community education defined? Is community education an education for community or education in the community? Or is it education for community within community?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the theory and practice of community education.
  • Learn how to increase participation in community and work life through learning activities that foster personal development.
  • Gain knowledge on how to build pathways for adults of all ages into further education, training and/or employment through language, literacy, numeracy and other access programs providing education, self-management and work readiness skills.
  • Learn how to provide people who are marginalized or disadvantaged with opportunities to learn and achieve, often with community organizations working together to deliver programs.