ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP PLACEMENT
- Module code: PO202
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 2
- Department: SOCIOLOGY
| || Overview |
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“Active citizenship” as an element of the politics course is a practical as well as a theoretical issue. This module offers students a key learning opportunity to learn and practice the skills of active citizenship in a real-life environment, as well as a chance to develop their future career. In this module, students engage in a practice placement organized either by themselves or by the placement coordinator. This entails part-time work in the political world, typically in the field of “active citizenship” (e.g. in an NGO, a community group, the local branch of a political party, a newsletter, a grassroots campaign, or other group or organization as agreed with the placement coordinator). This placement is supported by a regular workshop and the maintenance of a learning journal.
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On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
- Detail and evaluate the skills of active citizenship while participating in a practical placement in a political context.
- Critically assess the contribution of social scientific analyses to an understanding of the actual practice of active citizenship and participation.
- Evaluate the empirical trends and patterns emerging through ones experience of engaging in a practice placement in a context such as an NGO, a community group, the local branch of a political party, a newsletter, a grassroots campaign, or other group or organization as agreed with the placement coordinator
- Develop an independent and critical perspective on the practice of politics and active citizenship as a function of participation in a real life political context
| || Teaching & Learning methods |
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- 12 workshop hours and 30 hours practice placement.
|Delivery methods ||Hours |
|Lectures ||12 |
|Labs / Practicals ||30 |
|Tutorials ||0 |
|Planned learning activities ||0 |
|Independent student activities ||0 |
|Total ||42 |
| || Assessment |
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- Continuous Assessment detail(s): Total Marks 100%. All marks are awarded through continuous assessment. This will include a number of assignments, which may be undertaken and/or written on an individual or group basis. Marks may also be awarded for attendance and participation in workshops.
|Assessment type ||Weighting ||Duration |
|Continuous Assessment ||100% || |
|University scheduled written examination ||0% || minutes |
|Other ||0% || |
|Total ||100% || minutes |
- Pass standard: 40%
- Penalties: Where applicable, the following penalties apply. If coursework is submitted late, 10% will be deducted. No coursework will be accepted 14 calendar days after the deadline. These penalties will apply except upon presentation of a medical certificate covering the relevant period or in other extremely extenuating circumstances, which must be communicated to, and accepted by, the lecturer/tutor prior to, or immediately after, the relevant deadline.
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- Where applicable, Autumn repeat students may submit continuous assessment work by a date which will be specified by the department. Students are responsible for familiarising themselves with this deadline. If students do not submit by the deadline, the existing continuous assessment mark will be carried forward to the Autumn. No continuous assessment work will be accepted after this date. The maximum mark awarded to a piece of continuous assessment submitted for the Autumn repeat examinations is 50%. These penalties will apply except upon presentation of a medical certificate covering the relevant period or in other extremely extenuating circumstances, which must be communicated to, and accepted by, the lecturer/tutor prior to, or immediately after, the relevant deadline.
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