REFLECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL WORK

SWP1REF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Social workers and educators aim to empower others and to help create the conditions for people to thrive. This involves working for a socially just and equitable society and also helping people to better manage the day to day challenges they inevitably confront in their lives. Yet we all experience challenges in life and there will be times we need to deal with problems that seem overwhelming and outside our control. SWP1REF takes as its premise that working to help other people involves first understanding ourselves and building self-awareness and personal skills to deal with our own life situations. In this subject students are introduced to the concept of empowerment and the role this plays in enabling health and wellbeing even in the most challenging and difficult situations. The subject draws from an evidence based Aboriginal Family Wellbeing empowerment program that has been integrated within a wide range of health human services across Australian and internationally. Students will experience the program as both a participant and a facilitator.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW), EBTOCE. All others require co-ordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on your personal values, knowledge and skills.

Activities:
Participate in a group learning process
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Utilise critical reflection to enhance communication in personal and professional spheres

Activities:
Group participation Group facilitation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Conceptualise and analyse the concepts of empowerment and wellbeing.

Activities:
Reading and critiquing of academic literature Prepare a written report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Faciliate an evidence based empowerment intervention relevant for social work practice.

Activities:
Group facilitation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

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*
In class group presentation (15 to 20 minutes)20 04
1000 word individual essay20 01, 02
2000 word essay60 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

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*
In class group presentation (15 to 20 minutes)20 04
1000 word individual essay20 01, 02
2000 word essay60 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Class requirements

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*
In class group presentation (15 to 20 minutes)20 04
1000 word individual essay20 01, 02
2000 word essay60 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

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*
In class group presentation (15 to 20 minutes)20 04
1000 word individual essay20 01, 02
2000 word essay60 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

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*
In class group presentation (15 to 20 minutes)20 04
1000 word individual essay20 01, 02
2000 word essay60 03, 04