ACE

SS2802: Models of 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: Explore the various models of youth and community work, examining the diversity of the voluntary sector and the strengths and weaknesses of voluntary sector and the strengths and weaknesses of voluntary organisations. Look at the integration of theory and practice and examine professional styles of working, including working with volunteers.
Module Content: The models of community work are explored such as Community Organisation, Community Care, Community Development and Community Action. Volunteer monitoring, management and development is explored. Hurley & Tracey's Models of Youth work will be examined in addition to new developments in the Youth and Community Work Sector.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify the key features of the models of community work.
  • Identify the key features of the models of youth work.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of voluntary organisations.
  • Appreciate the diversity of the voluntary sector and explain the contribution of the voluntary sector to youth and community work.
  • Relate the models to their own practice.
  • Apply their learning to the Youth and Community work environment.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 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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