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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title CBL:Personal Growth & Community Engagement
Module Code NS4029
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Martha Griffin
Semester 2: Martha Griffin
Autumn: Martha Griffin
Module TeachersLiam MacGabhann
Martha Griffin
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will develop participants' leadership knowledge skills and attitudes in order to competently facilitate personal, group & community development.

Learning Outcomes

1. 1. have a detailed knowledge and understanding of a variety of underpinning philosophies of psychology, sociology and community development in relation to self and group systems
2. 2. have a good understanding and be able to assess different styles of leadership in relation to individual abilities and competencies in judgement and decision making
3. 3. be able to analyse interpersonal & leadership skills and processes and propose solutions that are effective in groups and community engagement
4. 4. have an appreciation of the necessity and effectiveness of community resources in relation to self and community development
5. have a good understanding of the responsibility of the individual and group in supporting/facilitating community learning and development
6. 6. critically assess the attributes of and analyse the rationale for citizens to engage in lifelong learning as an empowering choice.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Module content described
 understanding of own skills, values etc. and skills development in practice:  reflection on own values and understanding of the role of a nurse/engineer/business person/journalist/whatever programme in community  active citizenship, civic responsibilities, accountability  skills development: communication, leadership, personal awareness, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, initiative, team work etc.  personal awareness, growth, leadership and interpersonal skills  the ‘helper principle’  experiential and other ways of knowing  understanding experiential learning/service learning/community-based learning  emancipatory approaches to learning, such as critical conscious building, reflective practice, co-operative learning and inquiry  open dialogue as a process of communication in community engagement  rules of engagement" - participatory approach to action, equity, identifying community need, managing expectations etc.  civic engagement introduction  community development principles  group dynamics , family systems, group dynamics and processes  community groups, form and function  community as a social system  systemic consciousness, participation and collective action  social capital, participatory action and dialogical practice  change and transformation in families, organisation and community systems  community development principles  social mapping.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Professional Portfolio(B) Each learner will write up a reflective portfolio of their community engagement based on 3 short essays critically reflecting on specific learning outcomes achieved. They will use Gibbs Reflective cycle for each, or another reflective tool by negotiation with module co-ordinator80%n/a
PresentationEach student will create a two minute audio visual presentation that gives their peers an understanding of how they have been engaging with a community group in meaningfully helping them achieve their objectives. The preferred medium for this presentation is visual recording, though other forms can be utlilised in negotiation with module coordinator. Informed consent will be required where any community group representatives are displayed in the presentations.20%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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