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SOCI6008 - Community Project Management

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Title:Community Project Management
Long Title:Community Project Management
Module Code:SOCI6008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2019
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module introduces the student to the characteristics of project work with particular reference to the community sector. It considers the resourcing of projects and reviews the funding process and identifies relevant funding agencies. The module introduces students to the process of developing project proposals and evaluating project progress.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the key characteristics of project work, interpreting these in the context of community development
LO2 Develop a structured project proposal to meet an identified need within their own community
LO3 Develop an outline scheme for the evaluation of project progress
LO4 Make an oral presentation of the project proposal
LO5 Identify relevant national and international agencies for the resourcing of community based project work
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project work
Characteristics of projects. Stages in project work. Community needs and identify the key characteristics of project work and to interpret these in the context of community development.
Project proposals
Structure and content. Proposal writing.
Project management and administration
Management and administration - structure, processes, communications and reporting.
Project Evaluation
Purposes of evaluation. Approaches and methods for evaluation. Data gathering and interpretation.
Presenting and reporting
Presenting and reporting oral and visual presentations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-Class Test - the topic(s) given in Week 1. 1 20.0 Week 6
Project Oral presentation and written report - for example, a presentation and report assessing the need for a particular community-based initiative, for example, an Integration Project at community level. The topic(s) given in Week 2. 2,3,4 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection 5 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture, Workshop, Group discussions 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Development of project proposal 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture, Workshop, Group discssions 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Development of project proposal 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin 2014, The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Ed., Section 2, Amacom Books - American Management Assocation [ISBN: 978081443339]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Eldred, J. 2002, Managing Community Projects for Change, NIACE
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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