AP5809: Personal and Interpersonal Relationships - Professional training in Presentation and Facilitation Skills

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 25, 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: 6 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Other (practice skills)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To develop the theoretical and experiential knowledge gained in Module AP5803 into skills that can be used in Personal and Interpersonal Development groups, e.g. community groups, men's groups, women's groups, staff groups.
Module Content: Group dynamics, conflict assessment and resolution, active listening; listening to inner experience and using it to communicate and facilitate communication; facilitation and presentation practice and feedback.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the skills involved in active listening, group facilitation and making presentations.
  • Deliver and receive feedback on one's practice.
  • Integrate into their own personal and interpersonal lives the skills of active listening, direct and clear communication and self-reliance.
  • Manage conflict when it arises in group situations.
  • Demonstrate competent presentation and facilitation skills for professional presentation of courses/workshops in work or community settings.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word self-assessment project).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
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% 80% attendance which is monitored by a class register.
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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