Full Title:Development Studies 1
Module Code:PRPF B7014
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define development and display an understanding of the interdependence between people, communities, states and nations
  2. Utilise the Sustainable Development Goal framework for exploring development issues, challenges and realities.
  3. Examine the role of economics in development and identify the link between debt and development
  4. Describe the importance of sustainability and identify the organisations and structures that are active in the development arena
  5. Illustrate an understanding of equality in development terms and the impact inequality can have on communities.
  6. Employ Development Education as an approach in the global development field

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Understanding development/definitions/debates/issues
Examining the importance of perspective and selective perception
Utilising Systems thinking as a framework for exploring development (Capra - Turning Point)
The role of economics in development (Micro and Macro) – Role of World Bank/WTO/IMF – Indicators used such as GNP, GNI, HDI – alternatives to present economic systems – Currency and the Gold Standard – Petro EuroV Petro Dollar
Examine the link between debt and development – Colonisation, Natural Resources, Loans, Interest rates, Make Poverty History campaign
Sustainability and its role in development – Global Warming, Ethical Tourism, Ecosystems, Energy sources in relation to Carbon emissions, Food and agriculture, Transport
The Economics of Sustainability – Stern Report and “An inconvenient truth” – Al Gore – Cultivate – Feasta – New Economics Foundation
Health within the developing world – HIV/AIDS – Malaria – Water/Sanitation
Map of organisational/ sectoral interest within development – Funders, Aid organizations, development organizations
Development Education and Global Development - the connections
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment n/a 1,3,4 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.50 Every Week 4.50
Independent Study No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Capra, F., Turning Point, Bantam, 1984
  • Kay, J., The Truth About Markets, Penguin, 2004
  • Willis, K., Theories and Practices of Development, Routledge, 2005, 1st Ed
  • Sachs, J., The End of Poverty, Penguin, 1996
  • Freire, F, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Penguin, 1996
  • Government Publications, White Paper on Irish Aid, Government Publications Office
  • Rapley, J., Understanding Development, Boulder 2002
  • Scgumacher, E.F., Small is Beautiful – a study of economics as if people mattered, Vintage. 1993
  • Sterling, S., Sustainable Education, Green Books Ltd, 2001
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.oneworld.net
  • Website: www.developmenteducation.ie
  • Website: www.un.org
  • Website: www.eldis.org
  • Website: www.wto.org
  • Website: www.odi.org.uk
  • Website: www.who.org
  • Website: www.imf.org
  • Website: www.feasta.org
  • Website: www.neweconomics.org

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HCYWO_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Youth Work 4 Mandatory
DK_HCYWO_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Youth Studies 4 Mandatory