Module Title:Socially Engaged Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module explores civic engagement and active socially engaged participation in the community. The primary region within which this takes place is Wexford. The module aims to foster greater appreciation amongst learners of the issues and needs of their local community. This course aims to create awareness about the importance of civic participation in their locality, cross cultural engagement, personal and social responsibility, leadership skills, listening skills and critical reflection. It will also aim to foster confidence in using blogs and websites for dialogue, debate and reflection. Lectures and workshops, group work, visiting talks, field work, student presentations and reflective activities. Pedagogically this module aims for a mixed methods approach. There are three strands to this course, 1. Classroom activities with lecturers and peers as per a traditional course 2. Field work meaning students actively get involved with a community group or organisation in the Wexford area. 3. Online learning meaning involving blogging and a reflective website.
Module Aim: This module explores civic engagement and active socially engaged participation in the community. The primary region within which this takes place is Wexford. The module aims to foster greater appreciation amongst learners of the issues and needs of their local community. This course aims to create awareness about the importance of civic participation in their locality, cross cultural engagement, personal and social responsibility, leadership skills, listening skills and critical reflection. It will also aim to foster confidence in using blogs and websites for dialogue, debate and reflection.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Create and follow a work plan to accomplish a goal with a team, experience the ups and downs of community based projects
LO2 Create a reflective online blog, make a short group video demonstrating their achievements with the community they worked with
LO3 Demonstrate through reflection and other activities an ability to recognise that there are multiple perspectives on issues
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Socially Engaged Practice; Field work
• Introduction lectures on socially engaged practices in the creative industries; civic skills; workshops around concepts of community; participation in class discussions, research presentations. • Visiting talks by key stakeholders involved in organisations in the local community • Reflective writing skills and reflective activities. • Submission of Reflective Essay • Fieldwork. • Formative feedback on each students individual learning. • Creating a blog. • Submission of completed online reflective blog and group video of community team work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Project100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Attendance and participation in team work demonstrated in short group video of community engagement 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Project An online blog with numerous entries reflecting on your involvement with, and participation in, socially engaged practices. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Project References to socially engaged art and design influences on online blog 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Project A short reflective essay on altruism and socially engaged practices 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Contact Hours Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWVCD_B Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Visual Communications and Design 6 Mandatory
CW_AWART_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art 6 Mandatory
CW_AWART_D Bachelor of Arts in Art 6 Mandatory
CW_HWVCD_D Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications and Design 6 Mandatory