20 credits at level HE4
To provide a structured opportunity to experience and examine youth & community work within a community setting. Encourage reflection on the nature and purpose of youth & community work and the approaches and techniques used. Opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of the issues relating to today’s youth work practice and development. Evaluate the links between theory of other taught modules and the placement. Opportunity to reflect on own practice in the field of youth & community work.
Students will be introduced to a range of learning and evaluation theories and perspectives and examine their relationship and / or relevance to practice. A substantial amount of autonomy will be expected throughout this module. Students will be assessed on their application of knowledge and skills within a variety of contexts throughout the placement. Students will also examine curriculum requirements and outcomes of the placement.
The course time will be divided between tutor led sessions and the students individual placement. Delivery will include lectures and individual tutorial and supervision from a suitably qualified work based supervisor in the placement setting.
Supervision = 12 hours
Placement = 210 hours
Full-time students complete the placement over 10 weeks undertaking 22.2 hours per week.
Part-time students negotiate the number of days completed each week but must undertake a minimum of two days a week.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Facilitate own and others learning||Demonstrate the ability to evaluate own and others learning styles.|
|2.||Understand the social and personal development of young people||Illustrate and define the social and personal development needs of young people|
|3.||Work with young people to organise an event or project||Enable young people to plan, organise and carry out an event or project. Evaluate the youth work processes and techniques used. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives in relation to practice|
|4.||Evaluate the placement and relate to relevant theories and current policies and legislation||Reflect on own and others contributions to the placement and analyse the experience in relation to taught theories, policies and legislation|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Placement File||Supervisors Report||Reflective Log (1,500 words)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Balloch, S and Taylor, M. eds. (2002) Partnership Working: Policy and Practice. Bristol: Polity Press
Banks, S., Butcher, H., Henderson, P., and Robertson, J. eds. (2003) Managing Community Practice Bristol: Policy Press
Barker, J, Hodes, D.T. (2004) The Child in Mind: A Child Protection Handbook. London: Routledge
Batsleer, J. (1996) Working With Girls and Young People in Community Settings. Suffolk: Arena
Buckley, H. (2003) Child Protection work: Beyond the Rhetoric. London: Kingsley
DfES (2002) Transforming Youth Work Resourcing Excellent Youth Services. London: DfES
Freire, P. (1996) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London: Penguin
Gardner, R. (2003) Supporting Families: Child Protection in the Community. Chichester: Wiley
Grant, A. (2004) First steps to Community development learning: a handbook for trainers. Leicester: National Institute of Adult continuing Education
Hogget, P. ed. (1997) Contested Communities: Experiences, Struggles, Policies. Bristol: Polity Press
Illich, I. (2004) Deschooling Society. London: Marion Boyars
Imgrams, G., and Harris, J. (2001) Delivering Good Youth Work. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
Jackson, P., Wylie, T. and Oldfield, C. (2004) Managing for better outcomes in youth work. Leicester: National Youth Agency
Jeffs, T., and Smith, M. (1999) Informal Education - conversation, democracy and learning. 2nd ed. Derby: Education Now Publishing Co-operative Limited.
Johnson, D.W., Johnson, F.P., (2003) Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills, 8th Ed. USA: Allyn and Bacon
Lawrence, B. (2004) Principles of Child Protection, management and practice. Maidenhead: OU Press
Merton, B. and Wylie, T. (2002) Towards a Contemporary Curriculum for Youth Work. Leicester: National Youth Agency
Miles, S. (2000) Youth Lifestyles in a changing world. Buckingham: OU Press
Putnam, R.D. (2000) Bowling Alone. London: Simon & Schuster
Putnam, R.D., and Feldstein, L. (2003) Better Together. London: Simon & Schuster
Richardson, L., and Wolfe, M. eds. (2001) Principles and Practice of Informal Education. London: Routledge Falmer
Robb, M. ed. (2007) Youth in Context: frameworks, settings and encounters. London: Sage
Smith, M. (1988) Developing Youth Work. Milton Keynes: OU Press
Sullivan, K., Cleary, M. and Sullivan, G. (2004) Bullying In secondary Schools. London: Chapman
Taylor, A. (2003) Responding to Adolescents. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
Thompson, N. (2002) People Skills, Basingstoke: Macmillan
Thompson, N. (2006) Anti-Discriminatory Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan
Every Child Matters
National youth Agency
Research and Young People
Social Exclusion Unit
Journals / Periodicals
Young People Now
Youth & Policy
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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