CRPR06005 2016 Creative Practice 1: Introduction to Creative Practice

General Details

Full Title
Creative Practice 1: Introduction to Creative Practice
Transcript Title
CP 1: Intro to CP
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Subject Area
CRPR - Creative Practice
SOCS - Social Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kate Duke, Susan McDonnell, Natalie Delimata, Silvia Gursinski, Suzanne Collery, Kate Brown
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

Using a Social Pedagogy approach, this module will incorporate a holistic approach to learning through the development of The Head (cognitive knowledge i.e. theories of creativity), The Heart (emotional/social development and an introduction to reflexive practice within creative engagement) and The Hands (utilising creative materials and methods).

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain 1:  Professional Autonomy and Accountability

Domain 2:  Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking

Domain 5:  Professional Knowledge and Skills

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate engagement with a variety of creative activities (Domain 2.13, 5.6)


Utilise playful processes as a means of problem-solving (Domain 1.23, 5.6)


Identify two discipline specific, theoretical frameworks that link to professional creative practice (Domain 5.16)


Show an understanding of the ancillary learning opportunities that creative engagement can provide in the early years and social care setting (Domain 1.23, 5.8)


Identify the benefits of creative engagement for psychsocial well-being (Domain 5.8, 5.6)


Reflectively evaluate her/his learning and skills acquisition (Domain 1.18, 1.22, 5.9)

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Arts-based methodologies

Module Assessment Strategies

Project Work

This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:

Project work (Domain 1:18, 1:22, 1:23, 2:13, 5.6, 5:8, 5.9, 5:16,)

Repeat Assessments

To be decided at Exam Board

Indicative Syllabus

1. The role of creativity in self development
2. The role of the environment in creative engagement
3. Creative materials and processes
4. Creative and dramatic play as a mode for innovation and problem solving
5. Accessing imagination and facilitating expression
6. Narrative, story making and devising skills
7. Creative processes and their potential as modes of learning
8. Creative therapy, identify and social engagement
9. Creativity and diversity
10. Introduction to social pedagogy

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Continuous Assessment Project 100 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Studio Practical 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Cattanach, A. (1996) Drama for people with Special Needs. London: A&C Black

Graves, M. (1997) 100 Small Group Experiences. High/Scope Press.

Farmer, D. (2011) Learning through Drama in the Primary Years. England: Lulu

Lyons. D. (Ed)(2010) Creative Studies for the Caring Professions. Dublin:Gill & Macmillan.

Poulter, C. (1987) Playing the Game. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Winston, J. Tandy, M. Beginning Drama 4-11. (3rd edition) London: Routledge.

Wright, S. (2003) The Arts, Young Children and Learning. Pearson Education Inc.

Supplementary reading:

Gauntlett, D. (2011) Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity, from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 Cambridge: Polity Press

Guinness, B. 1996 Family Gardens: How to Create Magical Outdoor Spaces for All Ages . David and Charles Publishing

White, L. (ed.) 2010 Kickstart Music Early Years: Music Activities Made Simple. A& C Black Publishers Ltd.