ES6006: Community Development and Education: Practice

ES6006: Community Development and Education: Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Community Development and Education: Practice
Module Code ES6006
Module Tutor Shaun Stammers
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

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


Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

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


Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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