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Archived Version 2022 - 2023

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Students who complete this module will be able to identify the connection between an individual's wellbeing in education and his/her societal context. Arising from their reflective practice they will be able to create innovative approaches to develop educational practice.

Learning Outcomes

1. identify traditional and alternative concepts of kinship and belonging.
2. analyse the impact of a person's integration into society on his/her performance in school.
3. identify the characteristics of specific generational trends and how these apply to educational attainment.
4. consider the role of diversity in society and how these impact on an individual's wellbeing
5. engage in case study research to expand their practice and improve their professional context

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Societal Context
Independent Study60Theoretical Research
Assignment Completion29Research Professional Case Study
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

Society and Wellbeing
Kinship and Constructions of Family

Society and Wellbeing
Generational Concepts and Characteristics

Society and Wellbeing
Exploring Family Systems

Society and Wellbeing
Racism and Ethnic Diversity

Society and Wellbeing
Sociological Perspectives on Suicide

Society and Wellbeing
Sexual Orientations

Society and Wellbeing
Sociology of Spirituality

Society and Schooling
Gender and Education

Schooling and Wellbeing
Religion Church and Education

Schooling and Wellbeing
Schooling and Social Inequalities

Schooling and Wellbeing
Homophobic Bullying in Schools

Schooling and Wellbeing
Travelling Community and Schooling

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing
Concepts of Wellbeing

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing
Pastoral Care in Schools

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • O'Higgins-Norman, James: 2008, Homophobic Bullying in Irish Secondary Education, Academica, Palo Alto, California, 9781933146454
  • Lodge, K., Lynch, K.: 2004, Diversity at School, Equality Auhtority, Dublin, 1904541194
  • Renehan, C.: 2006, Different planets? ; gender attitudes and classroom practice in post-primary teaching, Liffey Press, Dublin, 9781905785162
  • Robert K. Yin (Editor): 2009, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California, 9781412960991
  • Michael Bassey: 1999, Case study research in educational settings, Open University Press, Ballmoor, Buckingham, 0335199844
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