REFLECTION, INTEGRATION & APPLICATION B

SWP5RIB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with the opportunity of integrating knowledge, values and skills gained in previous years and applying these to social issues which are the concerns addressed in social work. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate their understanding of the purpose of social work through the application of the concepts, theories, values and skills presented in the course. They are also expected as part of this process to demonstrate their ability to critically reflect on their practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), HZHSK, HZHSKB, HZHSKW, HZHSKM (BHS&MSW Hons) and have passed all subjects from (SWP4LHE, SWP5APC, SWP5RSB, SWP4FPA, SWP5PPA, SWP5RIA).

Co-requisites SWP5PPC

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdovocacy Practice for Social Justice 2nd EdRecommendedHoefer, R. 2011LYCEUM BOOKS
ReadingsMaking the most of field placementRecommendedCleak, H. and Wilson, J. 3rd edn, 2013.CENGAGE, AUSTRALIA.
ReadingsSocial work fields of practiceRecommendedAlston, J and McKinnon, J (eds)2005OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsWorking with human service organisationsRecommendedGardner, F 2006OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsBeing Critically ReflectiveRecommendedGardner, F 2014PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to integrate theory and practice and to synthesize complex material by critically anlayisng a social issue and the implications for practice as social workers across all social work domains

Activities:
Assessments1 requires students to reserach and present information about a social issue. Assessment 2 builds on this and asks the students to plan an advocacy approach that can address the issue. This includes providing a critical reflection on the role of social work in advocacy.

02. Define Social Work conceptually and apply the definitiion in practice

Activities:
Assessment 2 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of social work and advocacy practice.

03. Critically analyse a human serivce organisation with a particular focus on its response to the identified social issues.

Activities:
Assessment 1 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of an organisations client group and the individual and social issues facing this client group. Assessment 2 requires students to think further about possible responses, including the agency's responses, to address the issues facing the client group.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours duration each) completed prior to the commencement of placement. Ad hoc booking."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"3 x 3 hour workshop. Includes face to face classes and on-line preparation. Weeks 38, 42, 46."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 50
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities throughout placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-15min oral presentation + participation in related online forum (equivalent 1500/2000 words)40 01, 03
one 2,500-word advocacy plan and critical reflection essay60 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours duration each) completed prior to the commencement of placement. Ad hoc booking."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"3 x 3 hour workshop. Includes face to face classes and on-line preparation. Weeks 38, 42, 46."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 50
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities throughout placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-15min oral presentation + participation in related online forum (equivalent 1500/2000 words)40 01, 03
one 2,500-word advocacy plan and critical reflection essay60 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours duration each) completed prior to the commencement of placement. Ad hoc booking."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"3 x 3 hour workshop. Includes face to face classes and on-line preparation. Weeks 38, 42, 46."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 50
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities throughout placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-15min oral presentation + participation in related online forum (equivalent 1500/2000 words)40 01, 03
one 2,500-word advocacy plan and critical reflection essay60 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSzilvia Virag

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours duration each) completed prior to the commencement of placement. Ad hoc booking."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"3 x 3 hour workshop. Includes face to face classes and on-line preparation. Weeks 38, 42, 46."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 50
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"On-line activities throughout placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-15min oral presentation + participation in related online forum (equivalent 1500/2000 words)40 01, 03
one 2,500-word advocacy plan and critical reflection essay60 01, 02, 03