AP5825: Parent Mentoring and Facilitation of Parenting Courses

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: 3 x 4hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 2day(s) Workshops (12 hours)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To train participants in the mentoring of self and of individual parents and in the giving of an intensive training coures on Parenting Self and Children to groups of parents or prospective parents and in the facilitating of issues that arise when working with groups.
Module Content: All mentoring/training starts with self; All parenting starts with how a parent parents self; Mentoring skills; The art of public speaking; Group dynamics; Evaluation methods; The importance of supervision.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Effectively determine the quality of their own mentoring of self and how to enhance their own sense of self and resolve deficits in care of self and others.
  • Effectively determine an individual parent's current level of self-parenting and guide the parent in enhancing his/her relationship with self and with the children and adult partner.
  • Distinguish between parent mentoring and psychotherapy and stay within the boundaries of mentoring.
  • Present an intensive course on Parenting of Self and Children to group of parents or adults contemplating having children.
  • Possess the relevant facilitation skills for the effective management of the different issues that arise in groups.
  • Possess the means of evaluating mentoring interventions and course outcomes so that best practice is maintained.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 40 minute presentation to class of one course unit from the 10 session intensive parenting course).
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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