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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Changemakers: Service Learning
Module Code LC219
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Martin Toal
Semester 2: Martin Toal
Autumn: Martin Toal
Module TeachersMartin Toal
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
The resit assessment will require students to engage in the existing literature relating to programmes such as College Connect.

This is an optional module for semester 2 of year 2 of the BSSCI programme. Students will be trained as, and then operate as, mentors for TY students as part of the College Connect Changemakers programme. It is limited to TEN students and students will be selected based on their application.

Learning Outcomes

1. Personal Leadership
2. Communication Skills
3. Group Facilitation

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Workshop6Students will be required to complete a training workshop in advance of commencing the actual training programme.
Workshop20Delivery of the workshops to TY students
Class Presentation1Presentation as part of assessment at the end of semester
Independent Study98The work relating to the reflective portfolio and developing approaches to developing personal agency in participants
Total Workload: 125

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journalDuring the course of the College Connect Programme, students will be required to complete a reflective portfolio which encourages them to identify and integrate specific aspects of the learning experience.60%Sem 2 End
PresentationStudents will be required to do an oral presentation relating to their participation in the College Connect Changemakers Mentoring programme.20%Sem 2 End
ParticipationStudents are required to attend a training programme in advance of the commencement of the formal Changemakers programme and are also required to actively participate in the programme activities once they commence.20%Sem 2 End
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Robinson, W.: 0, Power to Teach: Learning Through Practice, Woburn,
  • Rotella, B.: 1999, Life is Not a Game of Perfect: Finding Your Real Talent and Making It Work for You, Simon & Schuster,
  • Schaetti, B., Ramsey, S. & G. Watanabe: 0, Making a World of Difference. Personal Leadership: A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices, Flyingkite Publications,
  • Heath, C. & Heath D.: 0, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, Simon Schuster,
  • Hope. A. & Timmel, S.: 0, Partners Companion to Training for Transformation, Training for Transformation Institute,
Other Resources

This descriptor relates to a new optional module for the BSSCI programme which will be delivered in conjunction with College Connect. College Connect will train students to act as mentors for TY students who are participating in the College Connect programme. It will be an optional module that will be capped at ten participants and students will have to submit an application when applying for the module.
Programme or List of Programmes
BSSCIBA Social Sciences & Cultural Innovation

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