AD1047: Principles and Practice of Community Work

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 related departments; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module will enhance the students' knowledge, skills and abilities within the field of community work, enabling them to engage with groups and individuals at the grassroots of practice.
Module Content: Principles and practices of community work.
The role of the community worker.
Agency profile.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Apply the principles and practices of community work that inform and underpin practice.
  • Identify the transferable skills relative to employment in the context of community Work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiplicity of roles of the community worker.
  • Synthesise theoretical and practical components relative to the role of the community worker.
  • Provide a comprehensive profile of the placement agency.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 800 word Agency Profile, 60 marks; Group Poster 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 byt the Centre for Adult Continuing Education).

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