Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge of policies and rights of Children and Youth. The student will be exposed to theory underpinning policy development, analysis, implementation and evaluation. The module explains the contexts and scope of policy frameworks relevant to young people within South Africa, the African continent and internationally. The aim of the module is to prepare the child and youth care worker for the more strategic macro level responsibility of ensuring that services to children and youth are aligned with policy and legislation through procedural knowledge.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 70%
Examination/Summative assessment: 30%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.