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Commonalities between Personal Development Modules and Social Care Work in Ireland

Author Geraldine Maughan
Abstract Personal Development (PD) is a fundamental component of the Level 8, B.A in Social Care programme at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). The impending registration of social care workers prompted, for my PhD study, an exploration of the concept of PD within the field of social care work (SCW). This paper explores the commonalities between LIT's PD modules and SCW. Firstly, defining PD and Social Care Work (SCW) followed by a brief overview of the PD modules and finally comparing the skills required by a SCW with the components of PD will be provided.
Keywords Personal Development, Social Care Practice, Social Care Skills, Higher Education
Published In ICEP Proceedings
Year 2015
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