PATHWAYS TO UNDERSTANDING WELFARE WORK

SWP3PUW

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (EBPHEB) students with opportunities to build on their prior learning to: (i) identify and define the key social problems confronting today's welfare personnel and the consequent social purpose and distinguishing functions of 21st century welfare work; (ii) develop an understanding and awareness of culturally competent practice through recognition of the experiences of 'difference', with particular reference to Indigenous Australians; (iii) understand diversity, particularly as this relates to the critical tradition's emphasis on marginalisation/exclusion; (iv) analyse the development of welfare practice and the pursuit of social justice.

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 define the key social problems confronting today's welfare workers and the consequent purpose and distinguishing functions of 21st century welfare practice.

Activities:
Seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Identify knowledge, values and beliefs that contribute to an understanding of welfare practice in the 21st century. Explore the nature of the knowledge society and its implications for learning, and the practice of human service professionals, over the next two decades.

Activities:
Lectures and seminars with discussion in teams.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Explore the nature of the knowledge society and its implications for learning, and the practice of human service professionals, over the next two decades.

Activities:
Self-directed learning and discussion at seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Identify and explore the key areas of foundation knowledge for welfare practice.

Activities:
Lectures and self-directed research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 07-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 07 - 14
Four 6.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 14 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period with a half-day orientation before teaching, plus online self-directed learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1200-word reflective paper40 02
One 1300-word essay30 03
One individual poster preparation equivalent to 1000-words30 01