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Adult Education and Social Change

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Course Developers

Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Rajesh Tandon is President-Founder of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organisation providing support to grass roots initiatives in South Asia. Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He has served on numerous government task forces and committees both nationally and internationally. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Ms. Priyanka Singh

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COURSE SUMMARY

This course will help to understand the terms and concepts, history, origin and practice of adult education as a tool for effecting social change in communities. The subject of adult learning/education is a relatively new concept in the history of education as a subject of social enquiry. This course aims to provide the learner with an overview of adult education, specifically its emergence in history, establishment of the theory of andragogy and other critical perspectives. Paulo Freire's philosophy and his acknowledgement of the knowledge that people possess have been used as basis in the participatory approach to adult education.

In addition, this course will provide the learner with an overview of commonly used terms in adult education. It also provides information on global progress in adult education and expectations from the future. The course is aimed at providing clarity on how to approach the subject of adult learning/education in development practices.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • A one-of-a-kind innovative course, offered in a distance mode
  • Prepared by experts, based on practitioner experience
  • Aims to stimulate reflection on the ways in which the various theories and practices of adult education and lifelong learning are shaped by international forces

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Community based workers and activists
  • Those working on issues of the poor and the marginalised – rural and urban
  • Those working towards equality and social recognition with women, gay and lesbian groups, religious minorities, displaced persons etc.
  • Field level practitioners working on a range of issues including health, water, sanitation, micro-finance and self-help groups, cooperatives etc.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the course, the learner would have:

  • Built a clear understanding on key principles issues of adult learning
  • Developed a clear understanding on social, economic and political factors that impact on adult education
  • Imbibed a strong conceptual understanding on adult education and lifelong learning, within an international perspective
  • Understood the practical aspects of applying principles of adult learning to specific contexts and situations

COURSE FORMAT

  • 4 modules
  • Self-assessment test after each module
  • 2 videos in the course
  • Each module will have:
    1. Powerpoint presentation highlighting the content of the module
    2. Additional readings

COURSE STRUCTURE

Module 1: Understanding Adult Education

  • The Theory and Praxis of Adult Education
  • Critical Perspectives in Adult Education

Module 2: Global Progress in Adult Education

  • International Organisations and Networks in Adult Education
  • Progress in Adult Education – the CONFINTEA Series and Beyond
  • Progress in Adult Learning and Education since CONFINTEA V
  • The Role of Public, Private and Civil Society in Adult Education

Module 3: Contemporary Trends in Adult Education

  • Adult Education and Social Inclusion for Social Change
  • Adult Education in Thematic Areas
  • An Introduction to Adult Education in the 21st Century

Module 4: Adult Education in the 21st Century for Social Change

  • Strengthening Lifelong Learning for Communities and Individual
  • Challenges for Adult Education
  • Using Adult Education to Transform Communities and Society

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Appreciation Programmes
  Adult Education and Social Change
  Designing Participatory Adult Training and Education Programmes
  Monitoring of Adult Education Programme
  Participatory Activity Mapping: Defining Local Government Roles and Responsibilities
  Social Inclusion of the Marginalised in the Local Governments
  Participatory Enumeration and Mapping
  Participatory Integrated District Planning
  Participatory Social Audit: A Tool for Social Accountability
  Participatory Urban Planning: Making Cities Inclusive of Urban Poor
  Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
  Tools for Social Accountability
  Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership
  Introduction to Social Accountability
  ICT for Social Accountability
Certificate Programmes
  Addressing Urban Poverty: Participatory Approaches and Tools
  International Dimensions of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  Civil Society Building
  International Perspectives in Citizenship, Democracy and Accountability
  International Perspectives in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  International Perspectives in Participatory Research
  Local Self-Governance: Understanding Municipalities and Panchayats
  NGO Management Foundation Course
  Occupational Health and Safety: Legal and Operational Guide
  Social Accountability: Methodology of Participatory Governance
  Understanding Gender in Society: Concepts and Trends
  Participatory Training Methodology
Training Capsule
  Understanding the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

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    Kishori Panchayat Member
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    Parivartan
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    Prof. Budd Hall, Co-Chair
    UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
    University of Victoria, Canada
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    Institute of Development Studies
    Sussex, UK
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    PhD Research Scholar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
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