AD1046: History and Theory of Community Development

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures (including guest speakers); 3 x 1hr(s) Other (site visits)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and other relevant departments; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module will engage the students with the agents and dynamics of community development and contextualise this development historically.
Module Content: Models of Community Development.
Sociological Perspectives of Community.
Examinatino of the actors and dynamics within the politics of community.
Development, principles and practices of community work.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define the models of community development.
  • Provide a sociological perspective to the concept of community.
  • Identify the agents and actors involved in community development within a national and local content.
  • Evaluate the role of global, national and local politics in community development.
  • Provide a historical content ot the processes and dynamics of community development.
  • Identify the principles that inform and underpin community work practice.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (3 x 250 entries to Individual Learning Journal, 60 marks; Group Presentation - group and individual presentations, 20 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and tutorials. Attendance will be monitored by a class register.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Centre for Adult Continuing Education).

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