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Community Psychology: Ecologies of Knowledge - PYC4814

Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: Of this module is to equip learners with the necessary competencies and values to gain an understanding of how knowledge is created and reproduced in and around communities, as well as in the discipline of community psychology. Learners will be able to interpret particular instances of community knowledge reproduction and knowledge creation in terms of broad historical discourses and ideologies, governing policies and protocols, interest groups (individuals, institutions and sectors), and relevant techniques. Learners will be able to characterise particular communities (including on-line communities and the community of teachers and learners) in terms of how they have been socially constructed and what the effect of different constructions might be.