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On completion, a student will be able to:
1) Describe what homelessness means from the perspective of people who are homeless.
2) Describe the profile of homeless populations nationally and globally.
3) Understand policies supporting homeless populations.
4) Explore diversity in homeless populations and explain how people are viewed and characterised.
5) Explore responses to reduce the risk of homelessness.
6) Apply creative and innovative solutions for people who are homeless.
In this module, students will learn what homelessness is and how it is experienced by many people in Ireland and globally.
Irish and international policies on homelessness will be discussed.
The impact of homelessness and the factors associated will be considered.
Personal accounts from people who have been homeless and practitioners supporting people who are homeless will be shared.
Solutions for reducing and ending homelessness - looking at international successes- will be explored.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Presentation of a student-generated group project in the final class. All students attend.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Attendance and engagement and participation in class activities (10%). Submission of an individual short report [250 words] demonstrating reflection and learning over the 12 weeks (10%)||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Presentation of outline for proposed group project (week 5 / 6 of module). All students attend.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback provided to students post-assessment.
|Dr Cliodhna Bairead||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Thilo Kroll||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michelle Norris||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|