STUDENT WELFARE EXPERIENCE

EDU3SWE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop an understanding of student welfare in primary and secondary schools in Australia. In particular students will focus on the evidence supporting the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood's (DEECD) Framework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools, and its implementation. In this subject, students will participate in a field experience equivalent to a minimum of 10 days duration, working in schools with student welfare staff or in community services organisations with their practitioners.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCathleen Farrelly

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFramework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools: Professional Development Support MaterialPrescribedDept of Education, Victoria (1998)COMMUNITY INFORMATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, MELBOURNE VICTORIA
ReadingsThe road to Social Work & Human Service practice (2nd Ed)PrescribedChenoweth, L., and McAuliffe, D. (2005)SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA. (CHAPTERS 3 AND 5)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, describe and explain a range of issues and perspectives contained in policies directed towards supporting student welfare.

Activities:
Literature review and Field experience

02. Demonstrate critical reflection skills.

Activities:
Literature review and Field experience

03. Evaluate contemporary welfare practices and programs in schools and community service organisations.

Activities:
Literature review and Field experience

04. Demonstrate knowledge of student welfare services both within schools and in the wider community that collaborate to enhance social equity and student welfare.

Activities:
Literature review and Field experience

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCathleen Farrelly

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Field Experience report (1500-1750 words) Hardcopy (30%) 10 min verbal presentation (20%)Hurdle requirement - 10 days (minimum) of compulsory field experience. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle requirement.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Literature Review (equiv. to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03