Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to develop ideas and theories discussed in ES6005 or HH5012 and put them into practice. It will consider issues relating to group work and project work and then support students as they plan for, implement and evaluate a 10 hour community project
This module will cover the following topics:
Concepts of community;
Purpose and characteristics of community;
Examples of community;
Ways communities develop and can be developed;
Role of educationalists, community workers, youth workers and other agencies in developing community;
Theory and practice of community education and development;
Community profiling and needs analysis;
Project planning and evaluating;
Forming and working within a group;
Group meeting procedures and protocol;
Action planning and monitoring;
Reflective practice and reflective writing.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a group effectively
2. Demonstrate an ability to collectively identify a community, consult and ascertain needs
3. Demonstrate an ability to collectively plan for, implement, monitor and evaluate a 10 hour group community project
4. Demonstrate an ability to participate actively in group meetings and to keep appropriate records of processes followed
5. Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate a community project with reference to appropriate literature
6. Demonstrate an ability to act professionally
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