ACE

SS1849: Social Farming for Social Inclusion

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 15, Max 20.
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; 2 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(s) Other (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, explore and discuss the role of social farming for social inclusion for a variety of groups and services.
Module Content: Students will explore the role of Social Farming with regard to 'at-risk' marginalised social groups and social services. Students will explore the role of the concept of social exclusion as it relates to such groups. The module will also explore thye role and policy of the SICAP programme in supporting social farming activities.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Examine the role and practice of Social Farming in supporting social inclusion.
  • Analyse, giving examples. the role and policy framework for service providers engaging with social farming initiatives.
  • Understand and explain processes that contribute to the social exclusion of various groups.
  • Describe the concept of social exclusion and its rolw with regard to various groups within Irish society.
  • Discuss the barriers to social inclusion from an individual and societal persepctive.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Case Study, 75 marks; 1 x 500 word Reflective Learning Statement, 25 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, 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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