Collaborative Practice EDUC1055

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The purpose of the course is to explore how social problems arise from multiple sources and why solutions should take a holistic approach. In particular it will explore the complementary and challenging nature of interdisciplinary working.


The course will be taught one day per week, 10 am to 4pm, over five weeks

Requirements of Entry



Students will produce a 2000 word case study of a multi-agency approach to a contemporary social problem. In this they will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the collaboration and identify implications for their own practice.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To enable students to recognise the multi-dimensional nature of social problems and to explore multi-agency responses to them

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Analyse the causes of contemporary social problems

Compare and contrast a range of approaches to these problems

Identify potential advantages and challenge of partnership approaches to these problems

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.