Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2012-17
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 21, 2011
Date of Second Reading: January 23, 2012
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Social Transformation for the establishment of a graduate degree program - MA in Social and Cultural Pedagogy
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – School of Social Transformation for the establishment of a graduate degree program – MA in Social and Cultural Pedagogy
Rationale: The M.A. in Social and Cultural Pedagogy is an innovative degree that immerses students in the theory and practice of social pedagogy, and prepares them for working with diverse populations in a variety of organizational and community settings. The program is geared to those working in education-related settings primarily in the independent/non-profit sector. The program emphasizes research, theory and practice related to non-formal and informal education dynamics throughout the lifespan, focusing on change-oriented processes and foregrounding anthropological and sociological perspectives. This degree is relevant for individuals interested in areas such as childhood and youth studies, adult education and workplace learning, Popular and digital cultures, social movement learning, restorative justice, disabilities, Indigenous knowledge, and ecopedagogy.