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IL017 - Community Engagement: Theory into Practice

  • Module code: IL017
  • Module name: Community Engagement: Theory into Practice
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module offers a completely different experience from other university courses. Whilst having the chance to investigate and reflect on your own aspirations and values, you will also complete 30 to 40 hours of volunteering in a local not-for-profit organisation. During Autumn term 2015, you will be matched with a community-identified project, ready to start volunteering on your project when you begin the module at the beginning of 2016. This course will encourage you to reflect on and enhance your practical experience in a community setting. You will explore the links between academic study and community engagement within a framework of respect, reciprocity, relevance and reflection. The module will combine theoretical understandings from your home discipline with new interdisciplinary perspectives and apply them to practical, real world problems in communities outside the university. We will investigate and reflect on what can be learned from engagement with communities and with community-identified problems, and you will test the relationship between theory and practice, reflecting collectively and individually on the emergent learning that results

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 10 two hour sessions, for around twenty students, from across the University's departments.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/communityengagement/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL017-12)
A (Assessed work only) Presentation 40%
  1500 word Reflective Essay 60%
15 CATS (Module code: IL017-15)
A (Assessed work only) Presentation 40%
  2500 word Reflective Essay 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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