Short Title:CASC 1
Full Title:Creative Approaches to Social Care 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SOCA H1001
Credits: 6
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Ann Gilleece
Module Description:Through a series of immersive activities integrating theory and practice, the lectures, tutorials and workshops utilising Art, Drama and Music to assist students to develop as creative Social Care Practitioners, students gain effective strategies of compassionate care both through feedback and reflective practice and consolidation.Students will have an opportunity to explore their own creative processes and to use critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills so they will be able to connect with and support service users and fellow health and social care professionals
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish the principles and rules of Applied Art, Music and Drama
LO2 Experience the therapeutic value of Applied Art,Music and Drama
LO3 Practise individually and/or in groups the basic skills for involvement in a variety of musical activities- accompany songs with simple untuned percussion instruments - perform rhythmic patterns on percussion instruments-recognise a variety of musical genre through listening to world music- identify different types of music suitable or unsuitable for service users. Demonstrate their increased self-esteem, self-understanding and self-development through the acquisition of practical skills in drama. work as a team player through experiential arts and crafts projects. explore their own creativity and self-awareness through hands-on art activities.
LO4 Evaluate the components of artistic endeavour.
LO5 Acquire and determine appropriate Art and Music and Drama skills in therapeutic intervention.
LO6 Reflect on self development and self-awareness , gained from individual and group activities in Art and Music and Drama

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment ART - students will submit a portfolio at the end of the module, which will contain samples of ART work and a reflective journal   33.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment MUSIC - Students will submit a portfolio 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.   33.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Drama - students will submit a portfolio at the end of the module with personal reflections and reflections on drama workshops .   34.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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
  • Bowkett,S 2005, 100 Ideas for Teaching Creativity, Continuum London
  • Clarkson,Petruska & Pokorny Michael 1994, Handbook of Psychotherapy, Routledge
  • Dayton Tian 1990, Drama Games, Health Communications Inc.
  • Jennings,Sue 1999, Introduction to Developmental Play Therapy, Jessica Kingsley Pub.
  • Jennings,Sue 1997, Creative Drama in Group work, Winslow press
  • Kurtz,Lisa A 2008, Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Karkou Vicky 2009, Arts Therapies in Schools-Research & Practice, Jessica Kinsley
  • Lieberman,M 2004, Art Therapy for Groups: A Handbook of Themes, Games and Exercises, Routledge
  • Lloyd 1998, Adventures in Creative Movement, Eddie Bowers pub.
  • Ng,Lina 2001, My First Theory Book, Rhythm PM SDN.BHD Ed. [ISBN: MPM-3002-01]
  • Payne,Helen 1998, Creative Movement & Dance in Groupwork, Speechman Publishing
  • Plume 1996, A Piaget Primer – How a Child Thinks, Dorothy G. Singer, Tracy A Revenson
  • Pickering Kenneth 1997, Drama Improvised (a source book for teachers and therapists), J. Garnet Miller
  • Toogood Shirley 2007, 100 Great Ways to make cards, D&C UK [ISBN: 1397807153]
  • Umansky Kaye 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