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PLAC6001 - Community Work Placement 2

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Title:Community Work Placement 2
Long Title:Community Work Placement 2
Module Code:PLAC6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2017/18 ( January 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: Paddy Anderson
Module Description: This module aims to introduce the learner to the range of competencies identified as necessary for effective working within the community workplace, and to enable the learner to conduct a self-assessment regarding these under supervision in the workplace. It facilitates the learner to identify their own competency deficits in this regard and to begin a learning process to fill the identified competency gaps. The module also enables learners to record work and learning activities and reflect on work and associated learning in the community context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the range of competencies required for effective working in the community workplace.
LO2 Conduct, under supervision, a self-assessment against the range of competencies identified.
LO3 Identify and address two or more core competencies to be worked on.
LO4 Record work and learning activities carried out in the development of the competencies.
LO5 Reflect on the learning gained in the community workplace.
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).

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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.
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workplace Competencies
Definitions of knowledge, skill and competence; job roles, specifications and competency. Occupational skills set. Core competences in Community work practice.
Assessment
Processes and instruments for assessment; self-assessment; gap analysis. Skills inventories.
Learning Records
Learning Agreement; Activity Diary; Learning Diary; Learning Journal and Learning Portfolio.
Reflective Practice
Work planning, monitoring, reflection and revision; Becoming a Reflective Practitioner.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class test 1 10.0 Week 4
Performance Evaluation Supervisor/Learner Work Practice Report 2,3,4 45.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Journal of reflection on Workplace Practice 1,2,3,4,5 45.0 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Directed workplace learning 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Directed workplace learning 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
  • Aryeh Leissner 1978, Three-dimensional community work: Guidelines and models for community work students, field supervisors and practitioners, 2nd Ed., Department of Social Policy and Social Work Keele University [ISBN: B0007CCNWY (ASIN)]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Burke, John W. 1989, Competency Based Education And Training, Routledge Falmer UK [ISBN: 1850006261]
  • Michael Carroll (Editor), Margaret Tholstrup (Editor) 2010, Integrative Approaches to Supervision, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 978-1853029660]
  • Donald A. Schön 2005, Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions, Jossey-Bass [ISBN: 1555422209]
  • Donald A. Schön 1984, The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action, Ashgate Publishing [ISBN: 1857423194]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 2 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 2 Mandatory

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