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AD2021: Leadership and Management in Community Development Work

Credit Weighting: 10
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: 12 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 6 x 1hr(s) Other (1:1 mentoring sessions)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module will give students personal insight into their own leadership style and will asssist them in gaining knowledge and skills of project management at a community level.
Module Content: Models of leadership: Theory and practice.
Exploration of students' own leadership skills and experiences of internalised oppression.
Organisation and group culture.
Leadership within the context of social activism.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of key leadership theories and related concepts.
  • Analyse their leadership style and consider how this translates into work behaviour.
  • Identify key components of project planning.
  • Analyse the social and political factors which impact on the lives of marginalised groups and ethnic minorities both in the Irish and Global context.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of how social and political analysis interacts with leadership.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,000 word Journal of Learning on Personal Leadership, 80 marks; 1 x 1,500 word project plan for a hypothetical Community Development Project outlining the steps involved in start up, 120 marks).
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 Module Coordinator).

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