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ARTS8035 - Arts Facilitation Skills

Title:Arts Facilitation Skills
Long Title:Arts Facilitation Skills
Module Code:ARTS8035
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: LOUISE FOOTT
Module Author:  
Module Description: This module gives participants a grounding in core group facilitation skills within a creative arts context. Basic theory of group process will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills within a peer group context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and facilitate a series of workshops within a group setting
LO2 Explain, apply and evaluate workshop structure, including the role of beginnings and endings within group work.
LO3 Evaluate and reflect on their facilitative role
LO4 Design aim appropriate art, drama, music and movement based exercises
LO5 Evaluate and record outcomes in group work practice
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 CIT 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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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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No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Students will be introduced to; the role of workshop structure within group work, the role of recording and evaluating in group work. Students will explore the use of creative methodologies in a range of group work situations. Students will engage in peer facilitation as a means of exploring and evaluating their role as a facilitator.
Work Practice
Students will facilitate a 1 hour workshop
Problem Solving
Problem solving around group dynamics/ situations that arise will be explored looking at interventions with an emphasis on disability issues
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Workshop plan 1,2,4 50.0 Week 6
Written Report Overall evaluation of group work practice 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Week 12
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

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Experiential Workshops 8.0 Every Month 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work Practice 15.0 Once per semester 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 27.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Benson, Jarlath 2000, Working More Creatively with Groups, Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415482301]
  • Cambell, J 1993, Creative Art in Group Work, Speechmark Pub London [ISBN: 978086388409]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jennings, S 2010, Creative Drama in Group Work, Speechmark Pub London [ISBN: 978086388791]
  • Achenbach, C 1997, Creative Music in Group Work, Speechmark Pub London [ISBN: 978086388164]
  • Fox, A & MacPherson, H 2015, Inclusive Arts Practice & Research, Routledge London [ISBN: 978113884100]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_AGRPA_8 Certificate in Arts in Group Facilitation 1 Mandatory
CR_ATAPE_9 Master of Art in Teaching Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education 1 Elective
CR_AATDE_9 Master of Arts in Art and Design Education 1 Elective

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