Creativity and Change
Field of Study
Type of Course:
Special Purpose Award
Type of Qualification:
Special Purpose Award
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
6th September 2017
One Academic Year (Part-time. 2 weekend days / month Sept to May)
Applicants should have a Level 8 qualification on the National Framework of Qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent experience connected to courses themes.
A programme for change-makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.
Arts in Health & Community Practice
Course fee €680. This course is supported by Irish Aid’s Development Education funds and is therefore offered at this subsidised rate.
Special Purpose Award: 20 credits (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
The course runs over 8 weekends Sept – May.
Programme targets change- makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.
The programme is designed for people who can say ‘YES’ to the following questions.
- Are you an passionate about change?
- Do you believe that you can make a difference in the world?
- Do you believe that we need creativity to think in new ways about the challenges that face the world?
- Are you curious about how creative processes and learning environments can transform how people engage with the world around them?
- Do you want to build skills to bring others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens.
What you can expect from the programme
- Participate in a transformative learning experience
- Explore your place in our interconnected, rapidly-changing and unequal world
- Connect your passions for change
- Discover connections between the local to the Global.
- Recognise that small actions can have big impacts
- Reflect on your values actions and behaviours of Global citizens
- Boost your confidence in your own creativity
- Innovate as you put your learning and passion into practice to engage others on a journey of transformation and growth as global citizens.
- Develop skills in facilitating meaningful dialogue, collaborative and transformative learning
- Build a tool kit of exercises to design learning processes to nurture global citizenship.
- Apply design thinking to creating imaginative learning environments and opportunities in wide range of contexts, from a workshop setting to a festival to the street.
- Plug into a network of people passionate about creativity learning and change in the world.
Module one ‘Thematic Creative Engagement’ considers the role of creativity in learning and its contribution to enabling engagement with knowledge, attitudes, values and behaviours of global citizens. It engages learners with a range of models and concepts of learning related to Development Education and Education for Global citizenship. Learners will engage with a range of global justice themes and topics related to local and global interconnectedness. They will also engage with a wide range of creative tools and methods. The module will require a deep critical personal engagement and self-reflection, developing personal perspective as a global citizen and connecting with values and themes. The learners will critically engage with the learning environment of the programme and their personal approach and style as learners in view of applying this learning to their practice.
Module 2 ‘Application to Practice’ builds on on the experiential learning process of the ‘Thematic Creative Engagement’ module. Learners will consider the application of their learning in professional practice. They will apply their learning in design and delivery of live projects that provide learning experiences for others and be given space for personal and peer reflection on their practice.
To complete the application process you are required to the questions below in the 'Additional information' box in the online application
Follow the link below
- What are some of the local and global justice topics that you are most passionate about learning about and engaging others with?
- Why are you motivated to do this course? In what contexts would you like to apply what you learn? (150 words)
- What is your experience and interest in creativity and creative processes?
- What is your experience if any in engaging in community and learning contexts either in paid or voluntary capacities?