Module Details

Module Code: YTWK H8015
Full Title: Youth Work as Agent of Change
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Katherina Nugent
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Create, design and apply action research in youth work to gather, interpret and analyse data with a view to implementing postive change based on outcomes of research.
MLO2 Analyse change as a planned and managed process and apply a problem solving approach. In turn leading to organising recommedationsand managing a change process.
MLO3 Distinguish and analyse the 'political' nature of youth work and the relevant, current governing and legislative process.
MLO4 Discuss and analyse European models of youth work.
MLO5 Elaborate on how youthwork models and practice can ensure that youth work becomes an agent of change.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Action Researh
The history, use, and varieties of action research. Action research as a process and approach. Forms of action research to include diagnostic, imperical and experimentative. Using action research as a youth work tool in turn leading to an effective method leading to positive change.
Managing Change
Role and influence of culture and climate in organisations, consequences of change on organisations, communities and individuals. Managing change.
European models of youth work.
Exploration and analysis of other models of delivery - taking climate, environment, client group, effectiveness as analysis pieces.
Government Structures.
Organisation of government. House of the Oireachtas, Seanad and European Parliament. Decision making and impact.
Community context of youth work.
Profesional worker and the volunteer. Local level structures and partnerships. Issues in community sector. Exploration of youth work as 'political' and politics at local level and community level.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hurley,L.Treacy, D.. Models of Youth Work, National Youth Federation.
  • Gaffney, M.. (1996), The Way We Live Now, Gill and MacMillan, Dublin.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources