Social Justice - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11:55

EPA522: Education for Social Justice

Module Purpose and Objectives

This module will cover the study of literature on social justice education. The purpose of this module is to familiarize students with current research findings and to provide them with tools that will allow them to analyze the educational reality and to develop a pedagogical framework for managing inequalities through the perspective of "social justice". Also, this module adopts an interdisciplinary perspective and seeks to highlight the particular ways and concepts through which different scientific views construct and study the area of social justice education. 

Module Content

The purpose of this module is to link the concept of inequality to the concept of justice and explain to what extent the responsibility for social inequality lies within a school organization. In fact, through specific examples we will present how the concept of ‘social inequalities’ is translated into the daily life of a classroom. Therefore, in this particular module, students will learn the ways in which the education system produces, consolidates and reproduces social inequalities. In addition, this course aims to assist students to develop the ability to observe cases of social inequality by analyzing the multiple factors that created them, including teachers.