DECISION MAKING, THINKING CLEARLY AND REFLECTIVE INSIGHT

SWP5DTR

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on knowledge and skills for effective decision-making in relation to safety, development and stability for vulnerable children. The role of collaboration with, and transparency for, key stakeholders in decision-making where the child is at risk of harm is emphasised. Evidence driven practice in reaching decisions, decision-making models from contemporary research and evaluating outcomes are emphasised. At completion, participants should be able to identify and examine core assumptions that impact on themselves, and others, in decision-making processes and have an improved ability for critical enquiry in relation to child welfare decision-making, especially around vulnerability and risk.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLynne McPherson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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
ReadingsChild protection assessment following serious injuries to infants: fine judgementsRecommendedPeter Dale, Richard Green and Ron FellowsJOHN WILEY, 2005
ReadingsChild welfare research: advances for practice and policyRecommendedDuncan Lindsey and Aron ShlonskyOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008
ReadingsEffective child protectionRecommendedEileen MunroLOS ANGELES; LONDON: SAGE 2008

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Other Site, 2014, Week 18-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynne McPherson

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 6.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching to be delivered in three 2-day blocks (six days in total)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Group Class Presentation (contextual critique of enquiry, analysis & decision-making process)equivalent to One 1,000-words30
one 1,000-word essay (peer mentoring reflection or equivalent oral presentation20
one 2,000-word essay (reflective audit trail) or equivalent oral presentation50

Other Site, 2014, Week 41-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynne McPherson

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 6.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching to be delivered in three 2-day blocks (six days in total)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Group Class Presentation (contextual critique of enquiry, analysis & decision-making process)equivalent to One 1,000-words30
one 1,000-word essay (peer mentoring reflection or equivalent oral presentation20
one 2,000-word essay (reflective audit trail) or equivalent oral presentation50