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School of Social Work
FE Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice
SWC035: Asset-based Community Development
Semesters 1and 2
Academic year 2016 - 2017
Rooms: 10 -1 pm Vernon 080
Module Leader: Lynn Shorter LShorter@uclan.ac.uk
Module Title Asset-based Community Development Module Code SWC035 (L3) CREDIT
VALUE 20 date OF
ApprovAL 14 June 2013 VERSION NUMBER 2 SCHOOL Social Work PARTNER INSTITUTION
Relationship with other Modules
none Pre-requisites NONE Excluded Combinations NONE
The aim of this module is to offer students opportunities to reflect upon, assimilate and apply key asset and arts-based community development concepts and skills, in partnership with residents and practitioners to community-led projects and in volunteer placements with local organisations.
Within a framework of Asset-based Community Development (ABCD), students will collaboratively work on a ‘real world’ project after learning theory and gaining skills related to:
Asset and arts-based community project planning, design, implementation, sustainability, and evaluation
Asset-mapping community research
International perspectives on asset-based community development
Community dialogue facilitation
Forming time banks
Identifying and accessing funding resources
Interviewing for solutions
Learning Outcomes .
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to demonstrate their ability to: 1. Work collaboratively with a community to enhance citizen participation
2. Describe and utilise creative and co-operative processes to facilitate individual and community empowerment
3. Apply asset-based approaches in a community or placement setting
4. Reflect constructively on their asset-based project/placement experience
The method of assessment for this module has been designed to test all the learning outcomes. Students must demonstrate successful achievement of these learning outcomes to pass the module. Only summative assessment should be included. Number of Assessments Form of Assessment
% weighting Size of Assessment/Duration/
Word count (indicative only) Category of assessment
Learning Outcomes being assessed 1 Portfolio 100% 1,500 words Coursework 1,2,3,4 1 Work-based Learning Pass/fail 50 hours Practical 1,2,3
Module Pass Requirements
Students must achieve a pass in the assessment. If students are referred on any of the elements they will be required to apply feedback and re-submit the same assignment or repeat a structured work experience. The referred element, if successfully passed, will be capped at 40%.
MODULE CODE: SWC035 MODULE TITLE: Asset-based Community Development
location of study: UCLan Campus
Module TUTOR(S) Lynn Shorter
Delivery Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Year long Semester 1 & 2 X Semester 2 & 3
Module Learning Plan
Learning, teaching AND ASSESSMENT Strategy
Using student-centred approaches, interdisciplinary learning will be facilitated through seminars in which students in small groups will learn and apply asset-based theory and skills to ongoing and new community development projects. In this module students will gain an understanding of the tools necessary to collaboratively plan, implement, sustain and evaluate an asset-based community development project. This module aims to promote a wide range of skills linked directly to employability.
SCHEDULED LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITY
No of hours 2 hour seminar; 1 hour drop in support session 45 Supervised revision workshop and review 2 hours 2 Asset-based work-based learning 50 TOTAL SCHEDULED LEARNING HOURS 97 GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY
Assessment research, writing, and preparation 40 Reflection on work-based learning 63 TOTAL GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY HOURS 103 TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING HOURS
These must add up to 200 hours per 20 credits 200
Bibliography and Learning Support Material
Adams, M., Bell, L. and Griffin P. (eds.) (2007) Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, New York, Routledge
Bell, D. and Cicada, J. (eds.) (2007) Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations, New York, Cambridge University Press
Brown, J. (2005) The World Café: Shaping Our Futures through Conversations that Matter, San Francisco, USA, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Eyler, J. and Giles D. (1999) Where’s the Learning in Service-Learning, San Francisco, USA, Jossey-Bass
Fisher, S., Abdi, D., Ludin, J., Smith, R., Williams, S., and Williams, S. (2000) Working with Conflict, London, Zed Books
Gastil, J. (1993) Democracy in Small Groups: Participation, Decision Making and Communication, Philadelphia, New Society Publishers
Gough, S. and Scott, W. (2007) Higher Education and Sustainable Development: Paradox and Possibility, New York, Routledge
Horton, M. and Freire, P. (1990) We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change, Philadelphia, USA Temple University Press
Ife, J. (2008), Human Rights and Social Work, 2nd edition, NY, Cambridge University Press
Imran, M. and Miskell, E. (2003) Citizenship and Muslim Perspectives: Teachers Sharing Ideas, London, Islamic Relief
Isenhart, M. and Spangle, M. (2000) Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict, London, Sage
Kretzmann, J. and McKnight, J. (1993) Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets, Stokie, IL, ACTA Publications
Ladson-Billings, G. and Gilborn, D. (2004) RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Multicultural Education, London, Routledge
Lister, R. (2003 ) Feminism and Citizenship, Basingstoke, Macmillan
O’Grady, C. (2000) Integrating Service Learning and Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities, Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Real World Coalition (1996) The Politics of the Real World, London, Earthscan
Roddick, A. (2001) Take it Personally: How Globalization Affects You and Powerful Ways to Challenge It, London, Element Books
Webster-Doyle, T. and Cameron, R. (2000) Why is Everybody Always Picking on Us,
Middlebury, VT, Teaching for Peace
SWC035 Portfolio Reflective Essay Assignment Guidance
Essay Content and Learning Outcomes
LEARNING OUTCOMES .
In this essay you are required to meet learning outcomes 2, 4
Drawing upon your experience working in a community or organizational setting:
Describe the nature of your work and the ways in which you worked creatively and collaboratively with individuals, families and/or groups to facilitate growth and change (LO, 2)
Drawing upon theory, discuss how you applied person-centred or strengths perspectives to the work that you did in your structured work experience (LO, 2)
Reflect upon the personal and professional challenges that you faced or set for yourself and the strategies that you implemented to successfully negotiate these challenges (LO, 4)
Identify any new skills and/or knowledge that you may gained as a result of your structured work experience (LO,4)
Word Count: 1,000
Due Date: 7 April 2017 at 4:59 pm. Electronic submission via Turnitin.
ABCD Activity and Reflection Log
Structured Work Experience:
SWE Week Number:
Total Hrs Accumulated for week:
Brief Description of Events:
Prompts: What was the focus of your work? What did you do? What were the significant events and goals?
Prompts: What strengths did you drawn upon in your work? What challenges did you face? What insight into yourself have you gained? What theories, legislation or social policy impacted on your understanding of working collaboratively with people? What positive outcomes did you achieve? What went well, what could have been better?
Prompts: What would you do differently next time? How will you build upon what you learned? How will you use what you’ve learned to support your own development and that of others? From this experience what do you need to learn more about? How are you going to ensure this learning takes place?
Travel Expense Policy
In exceptional cases, as outlined in the policy below students may be able to claim travel expenses to their structured work experience.
Travel Expenses Policy
Students who do structured work experience as part of their modules are doing this instead of coming to the University for teaching hours. The University does not pay for travel costs to campus for teaching.
There are a number of options available to students to complete their structured work experience which will be discussed in the relevant class
Students may choose to do their SWE in their existing place of work where appropriate. Where this is the case they are expected to pay for travel costs themselves
Where students carry out SWE closer to home than University, they are not permitted to claim for their travel costs
Students will normally identify a location close to home
Where students carry out SWE further away than the distance of home to University, they must agree this location with the course leader. Where approval is given, students can claim for the additional distance. Example, a student lives in Blackpool and the distance to University is 17 miles. They gain agreement to do their work experience in Morecombe, a distance of 28 miles. They can therefore only claim for 11 miles each way.
Students can only claim for the cheapest form of transport, to be agreed by the course leader in advance
The University will only pay for the minimum number of journeys – example a student has 100 SWE hours to complete. There is a dedicated day allocated in the timetable to do this work. It is assumed students will do a 7 hour day. Therefore it is possible to complete the 100 hours over 15 working days (15 days x 7 hours = 105 hours). If students elect to do more, but shorter days, this is the choice of the student, but they can only claim for the minimum number of journeys.
Where students elect to carry out their structured work experience abroad, the School will not be able to pay for associated costs.
To complete a travel expense claim you will need complete the course lead approval form and obtain approval from the course lead, who will forward you the expenses claim. The completed expense forms, with receipt and course approval attached can be submitted at the Brook Hub.
Course Lead Approval
Name:_____________________________________G. No. __________________
Work experience requirement (please tick)
I will be completing my work experience at: (Please list Agency/ Organization name and full address postal address) _________________________________________________
This work experience will provide me with the following opportunities (please state what you hope to gain from the work experience)
I confirm that this is not my job at my place of work and that the travel to this location will be over and above the travel costs from my home to the UCLan. I have read and agree that I meet the travel cost conditions as outlined in the travel expense policy above.
Please outline details of travel Cost__________________________________________________________________
Approved by : Name :________________________________________________
UNIVERSITY of CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
STRUCTURED WORK EXPERIENCE AGREEMENT WITH
Community and Social Care
Structured Work Experience Agreement
Section 1: To be completed by student
Student Name: Course (CSC/MComSC): Student’s G Number: Year of Study: In case of emergency contact details:
Student has obtained a University student DBS certificate:
This is a Course Requirement Date certificate taken to School office for
copying: Partner agency name:
Address and postcode:
Partner Agency Contact Name:
Telephone number and Email: Name of Personal Tutor or University Supervisor: Proposed Start Date:
Expected Completion date: Travel: If intending to drive as part of the project, students should check with their insurers that they are insured for work purposes Yes: No:
Please circle as appropriate If the student has to travel as part of the project, are they able to claim placement travel costs?
Please circle as appropriate
Brief description of partner agency:
Brief outline of project including location, service user group etc:
Skills and Knowledge and /or Training Needs which will be Required:
Additional Student Support
If the student has a disability assessment or specific learning difficulty they are requested to share this with the Supervisor and tutor. Students must note that non declaration of a disability or learning need may impact on their progress.
Please identify any arrangements for meeting reasonable adjustments as identified in the student’s assessment:
Section 2: Health and Safety and Wellbeing - Expectations
I am sure you will appreciate that during the period of placement as the student’s placement provider the student is under your control and therefore the statutory duty of care and consequent liabilities rest with yourself. The University also has expectations regarding the student – as below:
The University expects that you will treat the student in the same way as your employees with regards to their health, safety and welfare, including:
Providing the student with a full and clear induction to the organisation and its working practices, including health and safety arrangements, fire precautions and emergency evacuation arrangements, how to report accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions, etc.;
Providing ongoing supervision for the student in the pursuance of their duties;
Providing appropriate instruction and training in working practices and in particular to control measures identified in risk assessments and associated safety precautions;
Complying with health and safety legislation under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other statutory regulations, including having a written Health and Safety Policy, undertaking risk assessments and having safe systems of work in place for significant hazards;
Provide training on agency procedures where placement activities involve working with children or vulnerable adults – please be advised the University asks each student to complete a DBS certificate on enrolment on the course;
The University assumes that you will have Employer Liability and/or Public Liability insurance in place and that these will apply to a placement student as they would to any other member of your staff. If this is not the case, or if this creates any questions or problems, please let us know at the earliest possible opportunity;
‘Reasonable adjustments’ will be facilitated for placement students with disability or learning needs;
You will advise the University immediately of any injury or damage involving the student.
During the period of placement with you, we expect our student to prove to be an effective, safe and reliable employee. We ask however that you make contact with your University Placement contact at the earliest opportunity if you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the student to undertake this placement.
We expect the student to:
Abide by all rules regarding health and safety requirements, and other practices and procedures of the placement organisation;
Carry out the work programme specified by the placement provider under the supervision of the specified supervisor(s);
Inform the placement provider of any health concerns or disability that may require reasonable adjustments to be made;
Consult with the University prior to seeking any changes in the terms and duration of the placement;
Report to the University any incidents in which they are involved and any health and safety concerns that are not addressed by their placement provider;
To notify the employer/University of any change in personal circumstance that may be relevant to the placement e.g. contact details, disability, prescribed medication, criminal conviction, etc.
I confirm I have the necessary arrangements in place and accept the responsibilities as set out above
Name in Block Capitals:
The student must submit a copy of this agreement to the Community and Social Care / SWE space on Blackboard to confirm they are undertaking a SWE as required for their course
This document may be shared with relevant parties only e.g. University staff. This document is to be stored and destroyed in line with the host agency’s data protection arrangements after completion of work experience.
Section 3: Course information for Partner Agencies
The Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice programme, requires students to complete structured work experience in all three years of the programme and within the Foundation Year. It is anticipated that the work experience will provide opportunities for the student to cover their respective learning outcomes. These will be assessed by University staff through student submission of an organisational study and portfolio reflection. No assessment of students is required of the agency beyond the regular oversight of any other staff member or volunteer.
Foundation Year: 50 hours minimum
Work collaboratively with a community to enhance citizen participation
Describe and utilise creative and co-operative processes to facilitate individual and community empowerment
Apply asset-based approaches in a community or placement setting
Reflect constructively on their asset-based project/placement experience
I confirm that (Student’s name)_____________________ has completed a minimum of 50 sgructured work experience hours.
School of Social Work, Social Care and Community:
During the period of placement with you, we expect our student to prove to be an effec