Singapore University of Social Sciences

Women’s Empowerment in India (OEL321)

Synopsis

only learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of educational policies, but also get to reflect critically on the relationship between educational practices and equity.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Experiential learning
  • Key cultural and religious contexts in India
  • Challenges facing women’s empowerment in India, and how the cultural, religious, social and economic factors shape the pursuit of gender equality in the country
  • Challenges facing women’s empowerment in Singapore, and how the cultural, religious, social and economic factors shape the pursuit of gender equality in the country
  • Preparation and design of the overseas experiential learning project: service-learning activities, liaising with local community partner(s), safety and emergency response, cultural sensitivity
  • Preparation and design of the local experiential learning project: service-learning activities, liaising with local community partner(s), safety and emergency response

Learning Outcome

  • Identify challenges and opportunities facing women’s empowerment practices in India
  • Examine the factors influencing the pursuit of gender equality in India
  • Explain the roles of governments and communities (local and international) in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Apply social scientific perspectives to relate women’s empowerment practices to the issue of gender equality in India
  • Deconstruct preconceptions about India and its approach towards empowering women and gender equality
  • Construct new approaches to address the challenges in empowering women and achieving gender equality in India and in Singapore that considers the native contexts
  • Examine how the assumptions behind new approaches shape the way selected issues are addressed
  • Verify new approaches with stakeholders
  • Appraise team members’ roles and responsibilities in shaping team-based experiential learning
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