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Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education

Type:
Training and Education

Discipline:
Multidisciplinary

Website:
Curriculum & Instruction: Arts for Social Change M.Ed.

Address:
8888 University Drive
Burnaby,  BC
V5A1S6
Canada


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The Faculty of Education at SFU offers a Masters of Education Program in Arts for Social Change (ASC), co-taught by ASC! Project researchers Judith Marcuse and Lynn Fels.

Location: SFU Vancouver
Start Term: Fall 2016
End Term: Summer 2018
Apply by: April 15, 2016 (closed)

The M.Ed. in Arts for Social Change (ASC), the first to be offered in Canada, is designed for artists, educators, change-makers and others who wish to integrate arts-based practices and insights into their work for social change.

In this interdisciplinary program, students will develop and refine skills in arts-infused group facilitation techniques and the integration of ASC processes into diverse agendas for change. Students will have the opportunity to intern with local organizations engaged in arts-based community projects.

Against a backdrop of practical and ethical concerns, and in contexts both local and global, we will explore the arts as catalysts for change in a wide range of settings, among them:
 

education
health and well-being
intergenerational engagement
social and environmental justice
community development
policy change
conflict resolution
social innovation and social enterprise

Ideally Suited For

Practicing artists, art educators at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, community activists, cultural workers, recent graduates and others who wish to integrate the arts and art-making into their work for innovative social change.

Fels, Lynn and Judith Marcuse, Instructors. Masters of Education in Arts for Social Change, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Fall 2016.


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