Short Title:Contemporary issues in Youth work
Full Title:Contemporary issues in Youth work
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:YUTH H4001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Celine Dillon
Module Description:This module will explore key elements of youth work and the many applications of community work across the lifespan and in different socio-cultural and socio-economic settings. It will examine specific issues of relevance to those working with youth. To identify theoretical perspectives on working with young people. To examine legislation and policies that underpin youth work in Ireland. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the historical, legal and social evolution of youth from a social care perspective
LO2 Critically examine the development and practice of youth work in Ireland
LO3 Critically analyse and critique theories and concepts of youth
LO4 Examine the legislation underpinning contemporary issues in Youth work
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment A variety of online, in-class assessments and/or written assignment to assess participation and the achievement of learning outcomes 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
Project Project or group project, including a written research-based report and presentation. (The presentation can be an individual/group/poster presentation). Project ideas will be agreed. 3,4 50.00 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
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Forde, C. 2009, Youth and community work in Ireland : Critical perspectives., Blackhall Publishing. Dublin, Ireland
  • Lalor, K., de Roiste, A., & Devlin, M 2007, Young people in contemporary Ireland., Gill and Macmillan. Dublin, Ireland
  • Popple, K. 2001, Analysing community work its theory and practice., Open University Press London UK
  • Devlin, M. et al 2014, Perspectives on Youth (Volume 1): 2020 - What do you see?, Council of Europe Publishing
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dooley, B., & Fitzgerald, A 2012, National study of youth mental health in Ireland., Headstrong-The National Centre for Youth Mental Health & UCD School of Psychology. Dublin, Ireland
  • Garfat, T. 2012, A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families, Routledge [ISBN: 1136614583]
  • Jackson, A., & O’ Doherty, C 2012, Community development in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan. Dublin, Ireland
  • Kilkelly, U 2006, Youth Justice in Ireland; tough lives, rough justice, Irish Academic Press Dublin
  • Lalor, K and Share, P. 2013, Applied Social Care, 3rd Ed., Gill & MacMillan
  • Motherway, B. 2006, The role of community development in tackling poverty in Ireland: A literature review for the Combat Poverty Agency., Combat Poverty Agency. Dublin, Ireland
  • Taylor, W. and Hester, R 2013, Youth Justice Handbook: Theory, Policy and Practice, Routledge New York
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Frazer, H. and Devlin, M. 2011, An Assessment of Ireland’s Approach to Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion among Children, from European and Local Perspectives
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 8 Mandatory