Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Fieldwork Placement 2

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Youth and Community Studies

DESCRIPTION This study-unit builds on Fieldwork 1, offering students the opportunity to practise their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of youth and community work and group work. The unit will involve practice time in an appropriate community and youth work agency. This supervised practice will provide opportunities for the student to:

a) develop practice competencies; and
b) examine the application of theory to practice.

Study-unit Aims:

This Study-unit is aimed at:

encouraging students to undertake supervised practical experience in a Youth and Community Work setting to achieve youth and community work knowledge, values, and skills, including a rapport with young people, the agency and volunteers and professional staff.

Learning Outcomes:

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

• establish relationships and maintain dialogue with young people;
• assist in a range of duties, including the development of social education of young people;
• demonstrate a range of personal and professional knowledge and understanding relevant to the demands of practice;
• work in ways which promote equality of opportunity, participation and responsibility.

2. Skills (including transferable [generic] skills):
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

• critically evaluate self learning and development;
• participate in placement supervision through critical analysis on one's own work and that of others;
• give and receive feedback on evaluation of practice.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Hawkins, P and Shohet, R (2000) Supervision in the Helping Professions 2nd Ed. Buckingham: OUP

Schon, D (1983) The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action New York: Basic Books


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 10%
Report See note below Yes 30%
Fieldwork See note below Yes 60%
Note: Assessment due will vary according to the study-unit availability.

LECTURER/S Joseph Teuma

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