Module Title:Connecting Social Care Practice to a Globalized World
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; discussion and debate based on assigned readings; case studies; use of media; guest lectures and workshops from relevant organisation working within this area; documentaries and reflective journals.
Module Aim: Provide the learner with an overview of contemporary global issues such as inequality, oppression, war, terrorism, migration and the repression of civil liberties. The learner will explore social issues that social care workers may be exposed to within practice where they may find themselves working with individuals or groups which may have experienced or witnessed, forced migration, human trafficking, slavery, rape, torture, war, genocide, and oppression. It will provide the learner with opportunities to critically reflect on the effect globalization is having on social care practice, namely how it is changing service delivery and altering how we work within a globalised world and culturally diverse society. It aims to support the learner in recognising the importance of practicing in a non- discriminatory, culturally sensitive way, respecting differences in beliefs and cultural practices of individuals or groups within society. The learner will also be encouraged to reflect on their own life experience vis - a- vie others, to see the world as others see it.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the theoretical frameworks used to describe why oppression, discrimination, prejudice, racism and xenophobia occur in society. (D1 -P1,P3, P5, P8, P22, P23) (D4-P4) (D5- P1, P2, P6, P7, P14, P15)
LO2 Illustrate emerging human rights and contemporary global issues which social care workers may be exposed to within social care practice. (D1 - P22) (D5- P1, P2)
LO3 Critically appraise current international human rights treaties, national equality legislation and the contribution of campaigns to promote equality and respect for diversity both international and nationally and the implications for contemporary social care practice. (D1- P1, P3, P5, P8, P9,P22, P23) (D5- P1, P2, P3, P15)
LO4 Apply anti-discriminatory, anti-oppressive and anti-racist approaches to professional social care practice. (D1-P1, P3, P5, P8, P22, P23) (D2- P2, P3, P4, P12, P16) (D4- P4) (D5- P1, P2,P6, P7, P8, P13, P15)
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

9470 SOCL C1701 Introduction to Sociology for Social Care Practice
9926 QUAL C2701 Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Care Policy and Practice
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Emerging human rights and contemporary global issues
Human trafficking, workers rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, technology and digital security, freedom of speech and the spread of misinformation, climate change and sustainable development (D1- P1, P3, P5, P22, P23) (D4- P4) (D5- P1, P2, P6, P7, P14, P15)
Social Activism, advocacy and justice
Principles of social justice, international and national activism, movements and campaigns to promote equality and diversity. ( (D1- P22) (D5- P1, P2)
Human Rights - Legal and Policy Frameworks
International Human Rights Treaties, The Constitution, European Convention of Human Rights Acts 2003 and 2014, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Equality Act 2009. (D1- P1, P3, P5, P8, P9, P22, P23) (D5- P1, P2, P3, P15)
Practice approaches
Anti-oppressive approaches - the Mandela Model, the Share Model, Anti-racist and non- discriminatory practice - Thompson- Personal, Structural and Cultural Model (PSC). Understanding integration - Ager and Strang Model. Anti-racist organisational approaches. Cultural competency prompting inclusion and diversity in social care settings. (D1- P1, P3, P5, P8, P22, P23) (D2-P2, P3, P4, P12,16) (D4-P4) (d5-P1, P2, P6, P7, P8, P13, P15)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Pick an emerging human rights and/or global issue and provide a 10-15 mins video presentation. The presentation will highlight how a particular social issue impacts on a geographical region, country and/or group in the world today. (D1-P22) (D5- P1, P2) 2 40.00 Week 5
Project Group 2/3: Pick an area of equality and diversity of interest to the students own professional development and practice, explain and reflect on the rationale for their choice. Discuss how or where they may see these issues and how it may impact on their social care practice. Identify campaigns and initiatives to support greater equality in this area. Assess the challenges of generating greater equality for their chosen area/group from a policy and practice perspective. Identify and assess practice models that support and promote equality and diversity in social care practice. (D1- P1, P3, P5, P22, P23) (D2- P2, P3, P4, P12, P16) (D4-P4) (D5- P1, P2, P6, P7, P8, P13, P15) 1,3,4 60.00 Week 13
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

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