CRPR06009 2017 Creative Practice 2: Becoming A Creative Facilitator

General Details

Full Title
Creative Practice 2: Becoming A Creative Facilitator
Transcript Title
CP2: Facilitation
N/A %
Subject Area
CRPR - Creative Practice
SOCS - Social Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Susan McDonnell, Natalie Delimata, Breda McTaggart
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology

Students will explore theories, methods and practice of creative facilitation and be provided with a full practical understanding of the requirements that must be satisfied before running a creative workshop or activity.


Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate understanding of facilitation techniques and group processes.


Demonstrate a knowledge of supporting theoretical models relating to creative practice.


Plan a range of structured creative activities for a defined group in a setting.


Implement a range of structured creative activities for a defined group in a setting.


Evaluate a range of structured creative activities for a defined group in a setting.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Arts based methodologies

Module Assessment Strategies

Delivery of two practical workshops and a presentation

Repeat Assessments

Repeat requirements will be dependent on failed components.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Develop facilitation skills and techniques

  • Styles of facilitation
  • Understanding/communicating with the group
  • Principles and values
  • Facilitating a group

2. Explore supporting theoretical models

  • Social Pedagogy in creative practice
  • Understanding the benefits of creative engagement for personal development and social interaction

3. Practical creative workshop requirements

  • Child protection, health & safety etc
  • Space requirements etc.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Practical Practical Evaluation 60 % Week 6 1,3,4
2 Presentation Project Individual Project 40 % Week 12 2,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Studio Workshop 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Required Reading

McCrea, E. (2003) Elly's Onion. A Beginners Drama in Education Guide for Teachers and Careworkers. Dublin: Marino Inst. of Education

Johnston, C. (1998) House of Games. London: A Nick Hern Book

Hendy, L.; Toon, L. (2011) Supporting Drama and Imaginative Play in the Early Years. (Second Edition) Buckingham: Open University Press

Prendiville, P. (2008) Developing Facilitation Skills: A handbook for Group Facilitators Dublin:Combat Poverty Agency

Hegarty, Ann. (2005) Facilitation with People Experiencing poverty Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency

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

Boal, A. (1991) Games for actors and non-actors. London: Routledge

Recommended Reading

Crawford, B. M. (2008) Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. New York: Penguin Press

Warren, B.(Ed) (2008) Using the Creative Arts in Therapy and Healthcare: A Practical Introduction( 3rd Edition). London: Routledge

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

Plummer, D. M. (2007) Self-Esteme Games for Children. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers