PATHWAYS TO UNDERSTANDING WELFARE WORK

SWP3PUW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a beginning understanding of school welfare practice. Students are introduced to key individual troubles and social problems which confront today's schools as well as the current policy and program responses to those issues. Key knowledge values and practice theories required for school social welfare practice are identified and examined. Students begin to reflect on their own capacity to take on a welfare role in schools.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SWP1SWB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModern social work theory.RecommendedPayne, M 2006MACMILLAN. (E-READING).
ReadingsRethinking social work: towards critical practice.RecommendedIfe, J(E-READING).
ReadingsSocial work skills and knowledge.RecommendedTrevithick, T 2012MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION, MAIDENHEAD. (E-BOOK).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and analyse key social problems confronting today's schools and critically discuss policy and programmatic responses

Activities:
Seminars, online structured learning resources, independent research, on line quiz, individual research, students undertake a verbal individual presentation critically analysing a social problem Seminars, structured online learning resources, on line quiz, individual research, individual essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify and appraise the school welfare role for school teachers in Victoria

Activities:
Seminars , online structured learning resources, on line quiz, individual research , individual presentation and individual essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify and discuss knowledge, theory and values required for effective school welfare practice

Activities:
Seminars,online structured learning resources, individual research, individual essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically reflect on one's own capacity to undertake social welfare work in schools

Activities:
Seminars, structured online learning resources, on line quiz, individual research, individual essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 07-15, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 08 - 09
Two 7.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period plus online self-directed learning."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 07 - 15
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 15 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four online quizzes equivalent 250 words each20 01, 02, 03
One 2000-word critically reflective essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
One individual poster preparation equivalent to 1000-words30 01, 02