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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1.Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of community planning.
2.Compare and contrast different approaches to community planning.
3.Evaluate the benefits and challenges of community planning in practice.
4.Design materials for engaging communities in the planning process.
5.Present ideas orally and engage in discussion.
Section 1: Theory and Policy Context
The first section of the module deals with the theory and policy context for community planning and development. Lectures will cover theories of participation and collaboration and the developing policy context for engaging communities in Ireland and elsewhere. Lectures 1-3
Section 2: Community Based Planning in Practice: Methodologies and Examples
The second section is devoted to the practical issues of community planning and participation. This section of the module will provide an overview of different community planning techniques and will provide examples of community planning in practice. Lecture 4-8
Section 3: Application
The final section of the course which runs concurrently with sections 1 and 2 is devoted to the practical application of the knowledge gained in the other sections of the module. This element of the module is linked to the group project. Lectures 9-12
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Group project on community planning||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Students will produce a case study of a community participation project.||Week 8||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Individual feedback will be provided on the individual assignments after the assessment. Group feedback will be provided on the group project post assessment. There will be a small element of peer review of the group project, whereby students will provide a peer review of their team members and will assess the presentations of other groups.