Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

EDU8048 : Working in Partnership

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

To provide students with opportunities to consider the nature of professional partnership;

To provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively in order to effect change;

To provide opportunities to explore and experience the nature of human systems and the processes entailed in systemic change;

To explore ways of working in organisations (e.g. secondary schools);

To develop skills in research;

To further develop students’ writing and reporting with particular attention to style and audience.

Outline Of Syllabus

In this module:
Systematic and therapeutic ways of working with children, young people and their parents, families as well as other agencies (for example Health and Social Services Departments) are explored.
The understanding of change within and between these interacting partnerships is included.
The involvement and empowerment of children and parents as partners in professional actions and in the evaluation of interventions is developed.
The complexities of developing multi-agency approaches to identified problems is seen to be a particular area in which the educational psychologist can make a contribution and is practised and developed as part of this module in the second and third years. Such approaches will include working with partners on research, at institutional / systemic levels, and at the interpersonal and group level.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1100:00100:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work17:007:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops428:00112:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study17:007:00N/A
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1005000 words on issue involving partnership work parents/child/young. Written formative and summative feedback is given
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Reading Lists

Timetable