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Modiwl SXP-4015:
Tackling Inequality & Injustic

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Teresa Crew

Amcanion cyffredinol

Social Policy is an interdisciplinary and applied subject concerned with societies' responses to social need" (The London School of Economics, 2015). The study of Social Policy has highlighted that some individuals or groups, may face greater challenges than others. This module aims to address and tackle inequalities and injustice, with a specific focus on four case studies:

  • homelessness
  • the viability of basic/minimum income,
  • accommodation for Gypsy Travellers, and;
  • people who are not in education, training or employment (NEETs).

Students will develop a number of employability skills in this module.

Cynnwys cwrs

Subjects will include, but not limited too

  • What are inequalities, injustices and social problems?
  • Overview of how particular groups/individuals may experience inequalities and injustices
  • Tackling inequalities and injustices
  • Conducting research
  • Literature searching
  • What is a professional presentation?
  • What does a report look like? Structure, content, style etc

Meini Prawf

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Excellent students (A- and above) will show strong achievement across all the criteria combined with particularly impressive depths of knowledge and/or subtlety of analysis in relation to the chosen case study.

The report will be supported with a wealth of relevant detail/examples. They will also demonstrate an acute awareness of the relevant data, research and debates, and will be able to give an account of why the report recommendations are reached.

Oral presentations will meet the following criteria

  • Excellent delivery in terms of speed, eye contact, clarity, audibility and tone
  • Excellent content i.e discusses relevant issues, explains key terms and provides a confident understanding of the key debates.
  • Recommendations are well thought through.
  • Excellent structure: logical, easy to follow, each section relates to overall purpose
  • Excellent use of visual aids uses handouts or other visual aids, relevant to content
  • Excellent response to questions: willing to answer questions, actively seeks questions

Overall, the standards of content, argument, and analysis expected will be consistently superior to top upper-second work.

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Good students (B+ to C-) will demonstrate achievement across some of the criteria, and will have a depth of knowledge in some areas, and/or some subtlety of analysis in relation to the chosen case study.

The report will be supported with some relevant detail/examples. They will also demonstrate some awareness of relevant data, research and debates, and/or the report recommendations will be clear, but not detailed.

Oral presentations will meet the following criteria

  • Good/ varied delivery in terms of speed, eye contact, clarity, audibility and tone
  • Good/varied content i.e discusses some relevant issues, explains some key terms and provides an understanding of some of the key debates.
  • Good recommendations which need more detail.
  • Good overall structure with some limitations: logical, easy to follow, each section relates to overall purpose
  • Good use of some visual aids i.e handouts or other visual aids, relevant to content
  • Good response to questions: willing to answer questions, actively seeks questions but needed more substance

Overall, the standards of content, argument, and analysis expected will be in the B- to B+ range.

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Students in this range (D and D+) will demonstrate a satisfactory achievement across some of the criteria combined with satisfactory range of knowledge and/or some subtlety of analysis in relation to the chosen case study.

The report will be supported with a satisfactory level of detail/examples. They will also demonstrate a satisfactory awareness of some of the relevant data, research and debates, and will be able to give a satisfactory account of how the report recommendations are reached.

Oral presentations will meet the following criteria

  • Satisfactory delivery in terms of speed, eye contact, clarity, audibility and tone
  • Satisfactory content i.e discusses some relevant issues, explains some key terms and provides a satisfactory understanding of the key debates.
  • Recommendations are provided.
  • Satisfactory structure: parts are logical, easy to follow, each section relates somewhat to overall purpose
  • Satisfactory use of visual aids uses handouts or other visual aids, relevant to content
  • Satisfactory response to questions:

Overall, the standards of content, argument, and analysis expected will be satisfactory and suitable for a D or D+

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate a critical analysis of various social problems

  2. Demonstrate a critical analysis of why some groups, or individuals may encounter inequalities or injustices

  3. Demonstrate report writing skills suitable for local/national government or charities

  4. Demonstrate professional presentation skills

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ADDRODDIAD Academic report

An academic report with recommendations and executive summary.

50
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Individual presentation

10 minute presentation.

50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

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Private study

This time should be spent on the following:

  • Meeting classmates to discuss the research project
  • Conducting small research study using questionnaire method or content analysis
  • Reading research (from reading list and searching for own material) on the various social problems/affected groups
  • Reading and making notes on how research reports are structured, how results are communicated and how existing research is incorporated
  • Watching examples of professionals give presentations - whether it be in the university , or via online formats such as Ted talks
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Workshop

Weekly 2 hour workshops. Subjects will include, but not limited too

  • What are social problems, inequalities and injustices?
  • Overview of the experiences of particular groups/individuals that, according to research, may experience inequalities and injustices
  • What is a professional presentation?
  • What does a report look like? Structure, content, style etc
  • Literature searching
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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Adnoddau

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/sxp-4015.html

Rhestr ddarllen

https://rl.talis.com/3/bangor/lists/BE67666A-8AF5-C2E3-E984-F28B905EB8EB.html?lang=en&login=1

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