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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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

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 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

  • 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,
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