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PLAC6002 - Community Work Placement 1

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Title:Community Work Placement 1
Long Title:Community Work Placement 1
Module Code:PLAC6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: Paddy Anderson
Module Description: This module introduces the student to the community workplace as a learning space. The skills deemed significant for community work practice are presented. Awareness of such issues as health and safety and child protection is developed and the student is enabled to interpret these for application in their community placement. The module also addresses the issue of supervision in the community context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the community as a learning space and operate as a learner within it.
LO2 Identify the skills deemed appropriate for community work practice.
LO3 Interpret the implications for the community workplace of issues such as: health and safety, child protection, etc.
LO4 Operate in the community setting under supervision.
LO5 Reflect on their own performance in the context of their community 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).

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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
Community Workplace
The nature and characteristics of community work; professional, paid and voluntary work; agencies and organisations in community work.
Policies and Practices
Health and Safety; Child Protection; Policies, practices and procedures within organisations/agencies.
Supervision
The role and practice of supervision; responsibilities of supervisor and learner/worker.
Recording and Reflection
Introduction to recording of workplace activity; introduction to reflective practice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective Report 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Short Answer Questions In-class test on health, safety and child protection 3 20.0 Week 4
Performance Evaluation Supervisors - Learner Skills Report 1,2,4 60.0 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
  • Health Service Executive 2011, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children
  • Forde, Catherine; Kiely, Elizabeth; Meade, Rosie (Editors) 2010, Youth and Community Work in Ireland, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 978-1842181737]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Butcher, Hugh; Banks, Sarah; Henderson, Paul; Robertson, Jim 2007, Critical Community Practice, Polity Press Bristol [ISBN: 978-1861347916]
  • Christopher Johns (Editor) 2012, Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, Third Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 1405185678]
  • Michael Carroll (Editor), Margaret Tholstrup (Editor) 2010, Integrative Approaches to Supervision, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1853029661]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Community Workers Co-operative 2008, Towards Standards 2008: An All-Ireland Statement of Values, Principles and Work Standards, Standards In Community Work
  • Department of Health and Children 2011, Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children
  • Department of Health and Children (DOHC) 2002, Our Duty to Care: the principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people
  • Harris, Val, 1994 Community Work Skills Manual, Association of Community Workers Community Work Skills
  • Community Workers Co-op, 2007, Tools for Change: a Community Work Resource Skills for Community Workers
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 1 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 1 Mandatory

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