CARE08051 2016 Youth and Community Work in Ireland

General Details

Full Title
Youth and Community Work in Ireland
Transcript Title
YouthCommIre
Code
CARE08051
Attendance
70 %
Subject Area
CARE - Social Studies
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Susan McDonnell
Programme Membership
SG_WSOCI_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_SoCaSOCI_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Social Care Practice
Description

Youth Work and Community Work, while distinct areas of practice, share similar approaches to social inequality and marginalization, in terms of their emphasis on participation, capacity-building and promoting inclusion. This module provides a critical introduction to work in these contexts in Ireland, examining theoretical frameworks, historical developments and contemporary issues in both. The module refers to work across a wide range of community groupings (eg families, older people), but focuses particularly on policy and practice in Youth Work.

 

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability

Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking

Domain 3: Safety & Quality

Domain 4: Professional Development

Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

 Discuss key theoretical perspectives and principles of practice in (a) Youth Work and (b) Community Work (Domain: 1.5, 1.8, 1.10, 2.3, 2.4, 2.12, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.14, 5.15)

2.

 Describe historical and contemporary developments in (a) Youth Work and (b) Community Work in relation to the Irish State (Domain: 1.9, 2.3, 2.4, 2.12, 3.6, 5.1, 5.6, 5.14, 5.15)
 

3.

´╗┐Evaluate significant issues in young people's lives with reference to research, services and policy responses (Domain: 1.21, 2.3, 2.4, 2.12, 2.14, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.15, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.15)
 

4.

´╗┐ Critically analyse the ethos and practice of a voluntary organization concerned with either Youth Work or Community Work through conducting a case study (Domain: 1.21, 2.3, 2.4, 2.12, 2.14, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.15, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.16)
 

5.

´╗┐ Demonstrate understanding of practice-based issues including relationships, group dynamics and promoting participation(Domain: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, 1.22, 2.3, 2.4, 2.11, 2.12, 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.13, 3.15, 4.4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.9, 5.11, 5.16)

Teaching and Learning Strategies

3 hours per week, Lectures and tutorials

Module Assessment Strategies

This module's assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:

Review of a recent research report pertaining to youth/community issues as specified by lecturer. Presentation of review to tutorial group, identifying related theory, policy, and services. Pair mark 40% (Domains: 1.8, 1.9, 3.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.14, 5.15)

Evaluation of youth/community case study making links to course material on theory, policy and practice in these sectors. Individual mark 60% (Domains: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, 1.21, 1.22, 2.3, 2.4, 2.11, 2.12, 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.13, 3.15, 4.4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.9, 5.11, 5.16)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat submission of 1 or 2 projects

Indicative Syllabus

  • Theorising ‘youth’ and ‘community’
  • Defining Community Work, Community Development and Youth Work
  • Youth, Community and the State in Ireland: Historical developments and contemporary issues
  • Key Issues, Services and Policy for Young People in the voluntary sector
  • Youth Work Values and Approaches
  • Working with Individuals and Groups
  • Anti-oppressive Practice in Youth and Community Work

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project 1 Project Group Project 40 % Week 6 3,5
2 Project 2 Project Written Report 60 % Week 12 1,2,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Research and discussion 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Curran, S. Harrison, R. and Mackinnon, D. (2013) Working with Young People, OU/Sage

Forde, C. Kiely, E. and Meade, R. (eds) (2009) Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical perspectives. Blackhall Publishing

Jackson, A. and O'Doherty, C. (2012) Community Development in Ireland: Theory, Policy and Practice. Gill and Macmillan

Kehily, M.J.(2007) Understanding youth: perspectives, identities and practices

Lawlor, K., de Roiste, A. Devlin, M. (2007) Young people in contemporary Ireland. Gill & Macmillan

NYCI (2009) Access All Areas: A Diversity Toolkit for the Youth Work Sector

Powell, F; Geoghegan, M; Scanlon, M and Swirak, K. (2010) Working with Young People: A national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland ISS21

Sapin, K. (2009) Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice. Sage

Twelvetrees, A. (2008) Community Work. Palgrave Macmillan