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Qualification: Social Education, MA

Social Education, MA

Qualification Information

Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills 
On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled:

Knowledge
- Have knowledge of the main research methods in the field of social science, concepts and codes of ethics related to those, and those research policies which formulate research projects in the arena of disabled people of all ages
- Have deepened their knowledge of theories in social sciences, and the main theories in social education and disabled studies
- Have basic knowledge in a subfield of social education and disability studies (see specialisations defined above) 
- Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the field of social education and disability studies, and are able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse 
- Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics relating to the contemporary debate of the issues of disabled people, and in a professional arena.

Skills
- Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study
- Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes for policy formation and organisation in the professional arena
- Have knowledge and skills to show originality and lead development in work and in their field of study
- Are able to take independent decisions in their work and are able to reason and substantiate them on the basis of theories relating to their field of study 
- Can use recognised methods to garner information relating to disabled people and community service, and are able to process this information, assess and interpret in a disciplined and recognised manner 
- Can introduce projects in their specialised field coherently to a large group
- Have adopted necessary skills to use techniques and software which is useful for the mediation of knowledge in the field
- Can initiate projects and manage the work of individuals and groups
- Can communicate complex theoretical subjects and research outcomes clearly using a variety of methods 
- Have the ability to use information technology and software in working with disabled people.

Competence
- Can utilise their knowledge and understanding in new and unfamiliar situations in their work 
- Can take an active part in professional discourse relating to different concepts, definitions and theories used in the discussion of service to and the situation of disabled people in contemporary society
- Can present and support opinions on work-related issues by integrating knowledge in the field
- Can initiate research and development projects in the field of education, can organise and manage them
- Have adopted the necessary learning skills to undertake further study where independent work methods and critical thinking is required

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Social Education

NQF Level: 
7