Short Title:CASC 1
Full Title:Creative Approaches to Social Care 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SOCA H1001
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:Ann Gilleece
Module Description:APPLIED ART • To introduce principles of Applied Art practices. • To introduce basic drawing skills. • To provide the students with an understanding of recreational art, therapeutic art and art therapy. • To give the student an opportunity to explore their own creative process • To introduce students to the skills and techniques required in the area of art practice in Social Care. MUSIC to introduce students to the rudiments of music. To give the student a chance to explore their own creativity through listening to , performing and composing songs/music • To give the students skills and techniques in Music in Social Care - to provide students with team-building skills through Music.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish the principles and rules of Applied Art
LO2 Experience the therapeutic value of Applied Art
LO3 Practise the basic skills for involvement in a variety of musical activities.
LO4 Evaluate the components of artistic endeavour.
LO5 Acquire artistic skills in Art and Music
LO6 Determine appropriate Art and Music skills in therapeutic intervention.
LO7 Identify components of creative Applied Art and Music
LO8 Reflect on self development and self-awareness , gained from individual and group activities in Art and Music
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
On completion of this module the student will be able to: Distinguish the principles and rules of MUSIC Describe the therapeutic value of MUSIC Perform basic musical rhythms. Adapt lyrics of songs Adapt songs to existing lyrics. Organise and particiapte in informal concert at end of module
On completion of this module the student will be able to: Evaluate the components of artistic endeavour. Formulate artistic skills in Social Care. Determine appropriate forms of art in therapeutic intervention.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment ART - students will submit a portfolio in Week 8 , which will contain samples of ART work and a reflective journal   50.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment MUSIC - Students will submit a portfolio (50%) at end of the module. This will contain reflective journal of the music activities done in workshops and samples/drawings/newspaper cuttings relevant to the workshops.   50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Lyons,Denise, Creative Studies for the caring professions, Gill & Macmillan Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Payne,Helen 1998, Creative Movement & Dance in Groupwork, Speechman Publishing
  • Lieberman,M 2004, Art Therapy for Groups: A Handbook of Themes, Games and Exercises, Routledge
  • Kenneth Pickering 1997, Drama Improvised (a source book for teachers and therapists), J. Garnet Miller
  • Jennings,Sue 1999, Introduction to Developmental Play Therapy, Jessica Kingsley Pub.
  • Petruska Clarkson, Michael Pokorny 1994, Handbook of Psychotherapy, Routledge
  • Plume 1996, A Piaget Primer – How a Child Thinks, Dorothy G. Singer, Tracy A Revenson
  • Tian Dayton 1990, Drama Games, Health Communications Inc.
  • Jennings,Sue 1997, Creative Drama in Group work, Winslow press
  • Lloyd 1998, Adventures in Creative Movement, Eddie Bowers pub.
  • Kurtz,Lisa A 2008, Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Ng,Lina 2001, My First Theory Book, Rhythm PM SDN.BHD Ed. [ISBN: MPM-3002-01]
  • Toogood Shirley 2007, 100 Great Ways to make cards, D&C UK [ISBN: 1397807153]
  • Kaye Umansky 2005, Three Tapping Teddies- Musical stories and chants for the very young, A&C Black Publishers Ltd London [ISBN: 0713674733]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 1 Mandatory