About This Course
A critical introduction for coaches, psychological helpers, social activists and educators, offering an understanding of how society and individuals interact, how oppressive environments affect people, and the psychology of finding personal and social liberation.
In this course, you will learn how social systems may contribute to the humanisation or dehumanisation of people living inside them. You will understand the mechanisms by which people learn to accept and internalise their oppression, and how it affects their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. You will then explore the key developmental processes by which people come to reclaim their agency, find their voice, and act to liberate themselves.
The course is designed to help human development practitioners understand the social context of the people they work with, in order to become more able to help them navigate its complexities.It is equally useful for anyone interested in social psychology.
The course is designed as an interactive experience that mainly relies on learners reflecting on the presented materials, projecting it onto their own social context, and sharing discussions with other learners.
The course can be followed individually, but would also benefit from the presence of a co-learning group, where learners working in the same social context can share their experiences.