Full Title:Social Entrepreneurship for Social Care
Module Code:NOCODE173
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define and distinguish Social Entrepreneurship within the context of Entreptreneurhip.
  2. Identify and critically examine Social Entrepreneurship as a process and explore its role in the economy.
  3. Identify and recognise Social Entrepreneurial opportunities, Social Entrepreneurial Ventures and Social Entrepreneurial impact measurement.
  4. Develop a strategic plan for a Social Entrepreneurship Venture. Funding Social Entrepreneurship ventures.
  5. Appreciate the future of Social Entrepreneurship plus it's place as a technology for social change.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Understanding Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship.
Recognising Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities.
Developing a Strategic Plan for a Social Entrepreneurial Venture.
Funding and Measurement of the Social Entrepreneurial Venture.
The Future of Social Entrepreneurship
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project A group case study analysis within local and regional Social Care sector, reflecting a submitted written report (approximately 3000 words) and an evaluation of the case study complete with an appreciation of content and critique of the topic literature and theories considered. 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Presentation A critique of and delivery of the core concepts from the Project, reflecting the role and content of Social Entrepreneurship models within the Case Study.. 2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 11 0
Essay An individual piece of work reflecting the culmination of the learners understanding of Social Entrepreneurship concepts reflected in an essay (approx 1500 words). 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 5.50 Every Week 5.50
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Kickul, J and Lyons, T.S 2012, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World, Routledge NewYork [ISBN: 978041588488]
  • Read. S, Sarasvathy. S, Dew. N, Wiltbank. R, Ohisson. A 2011, Effectual Entrepreneurship, Routledge Oxon [ISBN: 978041558643]
  • O’Gorman, C. and Cunningham, J 2007, Enterprise in Action: an Introduction to Entrepreneurship in an Irish Context, Oak Tree Press [ISBN: 9781904887171]
  • Simon Bridge et al 2009, Understanding Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 3rd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan London [ISBN: 0230552706]
  • Donald F. Kuratko, Richard M. Hodgetts 2008, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, 1st Ed., South Western Centgage Learning [ISBN: 0324590911]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College, USA
  • Case Studies: MacBlain. M and Sisk. J 2013, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Case Studies; North East Ireland
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 7 Mandatory