Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Fieldwork Placement 1

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Youth and Community Studies

DESCRIPTION This study-unit involves a placement in at least two youth and community set ups in which students examine a setting where youth work is practised in order to complement course-based study. The opportunity to observe different youth and community work set ups will enable the student to record and reflect experiences under the guidance of a qualified worker.

Study-unit Aims

This Study-unit is aimed at:

Examining a setting where youth work is practised in order to complement course-based study;
Assessing the relevance of course participants’ current professional practice to the requirements of such settings;
Examining personal values, knowledge, experience, skills and professional practice within a supportive framework geared to promoting the professional development of the student.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

Develop practice competencies;
Undertake an assessment and evaluation of the agency;
Examine the application of theory to practice.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

Critically evaluate self learning and development;
Participate in placement supervision groups through critical analysis of own and others’ work;
Give and receive feedback on others’ and own evaluation of practice.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings
(availability at the Library or otherwise is indicated against each entry)

Batsleer, J. & Davies, B. (2010). What is Youth Work? Exeter: Learning Matters. [unavailable].
Dearling, A. & Armstrong, H. (1994). The New Youth. Dorset: RHP.[unavailable].
Jeffs, T., Popple, K., & A. Quinney. (2006). An introduction to Community: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Policy and Practice. London: Open University Press. [available].
Popple, K.(2010) What is Community Work? Exeter: Learning Matters. [unavailable].
Sapin, K. (2008). Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice. London: Sage. [unavailable].
Schon, D. (1983). The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. New York: Basic Books. [available].
Thompson, N. ( 2002). People Skills. London: Palgrave. [unavailable].

ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is only offered to BA(Hons) in Youth and Community Studies students.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Independent Study, Fieldwork and Seminar

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Reflective Diary See note below Yes 100%
Note: Assessment due will vary according to the study-unit availability.

LECTURER/S Joseph Teuma

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