Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE YTH2010

 
TITLE Fieldwork Placement 3

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 8

 
DEPARTMENT Youth and Community Studies

 
DESCRIPTION This Study-unit builds on Fieldwork 2 offering students the opportunity to practise their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of youth and community work and group work. The study-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 at a further advanced level; and
b) examine the application of theory to practice at a further advanced level

Study-unit Aims:

This Study-unit is aimed at enabling students to undertake a 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:

- show initiative and independent action in a youth and community setting;
- work with young people to design and develop group sessions;
- enable young people to work effectively in groups;
- enable young people to use their learning to enhance their future development;
- 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 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)

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

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE YTH1018 AND TAKE YTH2007

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

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Placement

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Reflective Diary SEM2 Yes 10%
Report SEM2 Yes 30%
Fieldwork SEM2 Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Maria Pisani

 
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