INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

SWP2IPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This foundation subject introduces students to contemporary social work as a practice which aims to promote social change and development,social cohesion and the empowerment and liberation of people.  The profession's historical development within contested approaches to social welfare is examined as is the influence of this history on social work values and roles. Students examine the notion that social work can be distinguished from other human service work through adherence to subjective and objective knowledge. Practice theories and intervention approaches for individual, community and societal work are introduced to demonstrate the need for reflective social workers who can work with diverse people, groups and systems to achieve lasting positive change.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students admitted in one of the following courses: EBPHEB, EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary)no rule applies. Students admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), EBTOCE, EBOCE (BOutRchCommEd) must pass SWP1REF. All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe road to social workRecommendedChenoweth, L and McAuliffe, D 20084th Edition

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the historical development of professional social work

Activities:
Structured weekly workshops supported by structured learning resources. Students investigate the experience of a disadvantaged group at two historical moments before and after 1930

02. Express and explain the meaning of social work values and ethical practice

Activities:
Structured weekly workshops supported by structured learning resources. Students undertake an exam in week 7 to demonstrate their learning and write an essay based on a given case in week 12

03. Identify and describe different types of knowledge used in social work practice

Activities:
Structured weekly workshops supported by structured learning resources. Students undertake an exam in week 7 and write an essay in week 12 to demonstrate their learning

04. Compare and contrast beginning practice theories and intervention approaches

Activities:
Structured weekly workshops supported by structured learning resources. Students write an essay based on a given case study to demonstrate their learning

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10 01

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10 01

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10 01

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
one in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team member10 01