ACE

SS1802: Introduction to Youth and Community Work

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
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 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 79hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce participants to the history, theory and ethos of youth work and community work in Irish society.
Module Content: The module will examine the history and development of Youth and Community Work. Youth and Community Work will be explored and defined and the module will consider the value systems, theoretical approaches, interventions and their application to practical youth and community work settings. The structure of the youth service and the community sector will be examined in the context of broader Irish society.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the history and development of Youth and Community Work in Ireland.
  • Describe the structure and role of Youth and Community Work in Irish Society.
  • Define the core concerns and approaches of youth and community workers.
  • Recognise the importance of relevant Public policy and legislation affecting the Third Sector.
  • Identify the participants and contributors to Youth and Community Work.
  • Have an understanding of the role of youth and community work as agents of change in society.
  • Identify and discuss basic communication and group work principles through participation in experiential exercises and discussion.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word essay,100 marks).
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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