ACE

SS1822: Core Skills in 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 equip participants with fundamental skills required for working in youth and community-based setting.
Module Content: Group facilitation skills, leadership, conflict resolution, listening and communciation skills. The communication process will be introduced in terms of non-verbal communication, effective listening, facilitation and leadership and communication in groups. Skills in working with youth and adult groups will also be included.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the elements of the communication process.
  • Differentiate between verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Demonstrate an insight into the models of communication.
  • Identify and put into practice good listening skills.
  • Define facilitation and look at some aspects of the facilitation process.
  • Appreciate how groups evolve and progress and be familiar with skills needed to work with groups
  • Describe leadership roles and facilitation styles.
  • Recognise the notion of group dynamics and identify some common stereotypes who inhabit groups.
  • Use key writing skills for the purpose of effective communication.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x Journal of Learning focussed on the experience of Group Work, 75 marks; Class contribution, 25 marks. The experiential aspect of this module is of particular importance to the development of group work skills).
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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