AD2001: Social Enterprise and Local 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; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning); Other (interactive group work, case studies)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the role of the social enterprise in local and community development.
Module Content: This module provides an introduction to the role of the social economy with a particular emphasis on social enterprise and its links to local and community development. The module will include specific references in the form of actual case studies of existing and successful social enterprises within a community context, while exploring the role and use of the Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) as a means of service delivery in the context of local development.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explore and appraise the practical links between Community Development, Local Development and Social Enterprise
  • Recognise the key aspects of the European and Irish Social Enterprise
  • Discuss the theories, concepts and practices of the Work Integrated Social Enterprise (WISE) as they relate to the Irish context
  • Describe the challenges and issues that face the Irish social enterprise
  • Describe the survival strategies that a social enterprise needs to follow to succeed in the social and business environment
  • Discuss and explain the concept of the triple bottom line as it pertains to social enterprises.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Case study, 1,500 words).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% 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 Module Coordinator).

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