Short Title:Facilitating Arts in Social Care Work
Full Title:Facilitating the Arts in Social Care Work
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ARTM H4001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Grainne O Rourke
Module Description:To equip students to facilitate activities in Applied Art & Music and Drama during workshops. They will reflect on their personal journeys while continuing to participate in Applied Art & Music & Drama workshops and lectures They will acquire further practical skills in Applied Art, Music & Drama, which will benefit them when they are working in a Social Care environment To develop upon the student’s knowledge of music, applied art and drama for special needs. Arts is an ongoing subject, so the syllabus content will be expanded or modified as necessary, to reflect developments in the Arts as set out in this module. 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. 75%Attendance is required for this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Classify the role, structure and philosophy of the Arts in the community.
LO2 Analyse contemporary issues as they relate to the Arts (Music, Drama & Applied Art) in social care environments
LO3 Critically evaluate the needs and wants of special populations within the community, in relation to the Arts
LO4 Critically evaluate an activity planning and skill development programme for specified special needs clients through peer teaching.
LO5 Critically evaluate resources to aid participation in art, drama and music activities for those with physical limitations or disabilities.
LO6 Further develop his/her own creativity through the acquisition of practical skills in Drama, Applied Art and Music and apply these skill to working therapeutically with specific service users.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Peer teaching and design and delivery of a specified Creative Activity 3,4,5,6 50.00 Week 6
Assignment They will submit a class plan for activities and personal reflections on each workshop or off-campus engagement with service users. At the end of the module students will submit portfolios with personal reflections on their learning and reflections based on workshops. 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 Week 13
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 lectures 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Self-learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical workshops,peer teaching 2.00 Every Week 2.00
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 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Self-learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical workshops, peer teaching 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Astell-Burt,C 2001, I am the Story-The Art of Puppetry in Education and Therapy, Souvenir Press
  • Lyons,D 2010, Creative Approaches to Social Care, Gill & MacMillan
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bowkett, S 2005, 100 ideas for teaching Creativity, Continuum, London
  • Edwards, D 2007, Art Therapy-creative therapies in practice, Sage Publication
  • Fagan,T 2003, Learning & Community Arts, Lifelines
  • Karkou,V 2009, Arts Therapies in Schools-Research and Practice, Jessica Kingsley
  • Langley,D 2006, An Introduction to Dramatherapy, Sage
  • Liebmann,M 2004, Art therapy for Groups - A handbook of Themes, Games, and Exercises., Routledge
  • Miller,T 2009, World Music- a global journey, Routledge
  • Turino,T 2008, Music as Social Life:The Politics of Participation, University of Chigago Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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Module Delivered in

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