CARE09002 2016 Social Inclusion and Diversity
The aim of this module is to equip students with the skills of a professional practitioner working within a society marked by diversity/super-diversity. To recognise and critically analyse social exclusion and the means to develop practical interventions to challenge the same.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Explore and recognise one's own prejudices, perceptions and imaginary of 'the other'.
Define, analyse and critically appraise concepts and theoretical perspectives of social inclusion and diversity/super-diversity
Analyse methods for promoting social inclusion and challenging social exclusion
A) Develop, B) implement and C) evaluate creative approaches to social inclusion
Identify and examine social exclusion, its causes and its context relating to professionals' first-hand experiences.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered in a blended learning format comprise of the following elements:
- Introductory face‑to‑face class period
- Online lectures x 6 accompanied by discussion requirements on key learning points (18 hours)
- In class 2.5 day period of teaching and learning (18 hours)
Independent study by learners
Module Assessment Strategies
The essay is an assessment to facilitate the learner to demonstrate her/his learning and the ability to formulate critical and challenging thought processes.
The method of practical assessment chosen reflects current work and research practices where it is likely that the learner may be required to deliver a practical based project for and with members of the community. Such an assessment strategy enables learners to demonstrate their capacity to develop their own thinking in relation to frameworks for social justice work and engage with the practical challenges of initiating change in their own work setting.
Theoretical Essay 50% (3,500 words)
Learners will repeat the practical and/or the essay with assignment guidelines provided
1: Explore and recognise one's own prejudices, perceptions and imaginary of 'the other'.
Using and analysing ethnographic case studies students will be able to reflect on their own culturally relative attitudes towards ‘the other’.
2: Identify and examine social exclusion, its causes and its context relating to professionals' first-hand experiences.
Students will examine critical perspectives and key theories eg: Intersectional Theory and Interculturalism.
3: Define, analyse and critically appraise concepts and theoretical perspectives of social inclusion and diversity/super-diversity
Students will integrate their theoretical learning from previous semesters through applying discussions of contemporary and historical concepts, such as racism/sectarianism, ableism, super-diversity contested identities, ethnicity, culture, normativity, equality, social inclusion, rights and recognition- multiculturalism, interculturalism, integration, assimilation, inclusion, anti-oppressive practice.
4: Analyse methods for promoting social inclusion and challenging social exclusion
Using examples from Ireland and further afield, students will develop their skills of working towards inclusion (intersectional approach), addressing context and factors contributing to social exclusion, such as poverty, lack of access to services, language acquisition, scape-goating.
5: A) Develop, B) implement and C) evaluate creative approaches to social inclusion
Students will develop practical creative approaches to conceive, establish and co-ordinate creative projects to promote social inclusion, such as Common Third, Theatre of the Oppressed in the frame of emancipatory practice, storytelling.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Essay||Project||Essay||50 %||Week 13||1,2,5|
|2||Practical||Practical||Practical Evaluation||50 %||Week 13||3,4|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Workshop||18||Once Per Module||1.20|
Online Learning Mode Workload
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