Introductions to the course.
This course aims to offer students an introduction to key themes and practices in community action, hoping to open eyes to different perspectives and engage in critical and empathetic discussions.
EduSpots aims to connect, trains and equip individuals to catalyse long lasting community-led change, working across the UK and Ghana. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 for the best international education project in the UK. See www.eduspots.org for more info on our wider work.
EduSpots Online Courses
The EduSpots online courses aim to challenge pupils to critically reevaluate their assumptions about creating social change through listening to the lived experience of pupils in different contexts, as well as offering the core theory needed to build successful service projects. Pupils who successfully pass the course will have the opportunity to apply for a £1000 grant and join our network of changemakers.
Reporting and certification
Pupils will receive a certificate at the end if they successfully complete the course by commenting on a minimum of 4 out of 5 posts, with those offering the most thoughtful responses receiving a distinction and some being awarded ‘top in cohort’ prizes.
Note that any profits raised from this course will be used to support the development work of EduSpots in Ghana, enabling educational ‘catalysts’ (many of whom are teachers) to lead educational change in their communities.
Underlining the importance of defining a problem, and understanding its causes and impact.
Ideas for building a communication strategy in the field of social change.
Exploring different strategies to enable your fundraising to meet its aims.
An examination of the concept of 'sustainability' and how it relates to planning service projects.
This week's article explores the meaning of a 'theory of changes' and considers factors relevant to building your own ToC.