Lobal Issues in Youth and Community Development

5. An edited portfolio of essential information made easily accessible to workers and client groups. You will need to include a content page and provide explanatory notes to direct workers and/or client groups through your portfolio. (10 pages (not included in the word count) please add more ( Appendices).

Lobal Issues in Youth and Community Development

Global Issues in Youth and Community Development Assignment

Notes, please use the Harvard system of referencing and in the text write the name, the year and the page number of the Ref for example, (Thompson, 2012, p.77).


i ? Component 1 3500 word assignment that is marked and given a percentage grade as normal.
i ? Component 2 500 word reflection that is given a a?pass/faila grade only.

Component 1 a The Resource Pack

This section of the assignment for the module requires students to develop a Global Education Practice Manual on a local-global theme of your choice. It is expected that you will work or consult with appropriate group(s) to develop the manual.

Your pack should contain the following sections:

1. A distinctive cover sheet, contents page and acknowledgements

2. An introduction explaining what your local-global theme is, why it is a useful theme to look at, how the manual is structured and ways that community development practitioners could use it.

3. An analysis of the local-global theme in the context of globalisation, identifying links between the personal, local and global community (& vice versa), highlighting inequalities in these links and developing a Global Education agenda that could be addressed.

4. A series of imaginative informal education/community education activities using life styles, music, food, arts, campaigns, story telling, internet, games, etc to promote learning based on the community education agenda derived from your analysis in (3) above.

5. An edited portfolio of essential information made easily accessible to workers and client groups. You will need to include a content page and provide explanatory notes to direct workers and/or client groups through your portfolio. (10 pages (not included in the word count)

6. An evaluation of the practice manual by your group(s) identifying its strengths, weaknesses and how it can be improved. Provide also a self-analysis of the learning you have gained on this module as a whole.


Component 2 a Reflection

Each PQ and CPD assessment includes a 500 word reflection on practice and the module content. This will be given a a?pass/faila grade only. The reflection will be submitted at the same time as component one but will also be submitted via email to your practice tutor by the deadline date on the critical path. This allows your tutor to monitor and support practice progression.

There is an expectation that students will demonstrate their ability to integrate theory and analyse it alongside their practice experience. A minimum of 3 references is suggested with a reference list at the end of the reflection, referenced using the Harvard Style. Students may draw links with the wider theory, values and principles of youth work and/or community work. The reflection will take the form of a recording and focus on a specific aspect of practice relevant to the module. (See example below) Field Practice Reflection Format Example Using the EPIC Model:
i ? Example.
i ? Point.
i ? Interpret.
i ? Consider.
For each of your module reflection, the following format should be followed:

Date / Time: (of the session or event you are writing about).
Statements Evidenced: Look at the practice statements when you have finished writing the recording and list those you feel you have covered. You may cover a range of practice areas in each recording. For example:

1. Work with young people and communities
2. Work with staff and other agencies
3. Development of Service Provision
4. Management and Leadership

Where does the work feature in your practice plan? Include the practice competencies (PQ students only).

(EXAMPLE) Observation: Briefly describe a situation you have chosen to discuss for reflection. What happened during the session or situation you are recording a a focused factual record. No theory in this section.

i ? (POINT) a Introduce your point for discussion a be focused and
specific. What were the circumstances/what happened? There can be 1 or more points listed here.
i ? (INTERPRET / REFLECTION a 500 word limit) a What did you learn that was effective/not so effective? Integrate theory to support these actions/observations? (i.e., analysis underpinned by theory.)
i ? (CONSIDER) a What have you learnt from this event/activity? What would you maintain, improve or change and why? Specify clear points of action for the future.
i ? From my learning so far in other modules and other reading, what theory can I apply to my thoughts? What theories do I know that relate to my experience? What do the theories suggest to me a reflect, analyse and debate.

References: A list of references used in the reflection and analysis section. This is the same as for any other assignment.

Questions to help INTERPRETATION / REFLECTION Section:
i ? How does the situation make me feel?
i ? How did I perform?
i ? What could I have done differently and why?
i ? Am I making links to theory?
i ? Am I considering anti-oppressive perspec