These experiences are supported by lectures that introduce the main tenets and theories of social pedagogy values and ethics.The module begins by exploring power, inequality and diversity within society, encouraging students to consider their own social location and its different intersections. This shifts to exploring personal and professional values and ethics as learning progresses.
It is an interactive module which includes skills workshops and involvement from service users, carers and representatives from partner agencies.
Students learn about the role and tasks of practitioners and develop professional skills in verbal and written communication within a range of children and young people contexts.
You will be encouraged to explore different ways of working through creative workshops, whilst developing your employability skills.
Your research skills and creative abilities will be developed to produce exciting ideas to benefit children, young people and their families.
This includes volunteering or paid opportunities within the university or wider community.
30 credits The module provides you with an understanding of human growth and development by reviewing theoretical perspectives and research regarding infant, child, adolescent and young people's development across the life course.Students will gradually develop a greater awareness of their values in situations where there are ethical dilemmas to resolve when working with children and young people, and will apply this to a real-world social care challenge in Semester 2 30 credits This module is designed to introduce students to the roles of different key professionals within the children's and young people's workforce to develop an appreciation of the complexities involved with multi-agency practice.There will be a focus on the importance on building and developing authentic relationships with children, young people, parents, families and carers.30 credits This module will enable students to analyse and reflect on the concept of children and young people's rights and the extent to which they are able to realise these rights.The module will use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 as a framework to consider the rights of children and young people and the responsibilities of the state in enabling the realisation of these rights.You'll have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our European partner universities.Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.It will focus on different theoretical and practical perspectives which enable rights to be realised and how these perspectives relate to the work of every profession in the children's workforce.The module will also take a comparative approach by considering the realisation of children and young people's rights in an international context.This degree will prepare you for a career working with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings.It blends theory and practice so you will have the opportunity to undertake two work placements, with our partner organisations, during your degree.