SOCIAL WORK IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD

SWP1SWB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the impacts of poverty and inequality on individuals and communities locally and globally. Poverty is one formof inequality which is used to illustrate the structural foundations of inequality and its consequences for individuals, families and communities. Other forms of inequality are also analysed. Individual andsocietal understandings of social issues and public policy responses related to the impact of inequality and its prevention are explored. Concepts of social justice, rights and inclusions are utilised to analyse conditions of inequality and the role of social work. In particular students will explore the actions taken in human service organisations through their services to address inequality including interventions, research, advocacy and social action.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), EBOCE (BOutRchCommEd), EBTOCE (BTeachOutRchCommEd), EBPHEB (BPhys&HlthEd), AMID (MIntDev), HZHSID (Bachelor Health Science Bachelor of International Development), AMIDH (BIntDev Hons), EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary, EVEDB (BEd). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralia's welfare wars revisited,RecommendedMendes, P.UNSW 2008

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the impact of poverty and inequality on individuals, families and communities in Australia and identify a range of policy responses and perspectives that have been implemented to address these issues.

Activities:
The subject is taught in a blended mode. There are two, one-hour, face-to-face lectures to introduce each enquiry. There are 11 X 2-hour, face-to-face workshops in this subject.

02. Demonstrate knowledge of how inequality and poverty are manifested in Australian society and present a critical analysis of the causes, impacts and consequences

Activities:
The subject is taught in a blended mode. There are two, one-hour, face-to-face lectures to introduce each enquiry. There are 11 X 2-hour, face-to-face workshops in this subject.

03. Identify the key issues confronting the world#s poorest nations and the responses made to these issues.

Activities:
The subject is taught in a blended mode. There are two, one-hour, face-to-face lectures to introduce each enquiry. There are 11 X 2-hour, face-to-face workshops in this subject.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops commence in the second week of semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes20 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40 02
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15 01, 02
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25 01, 02

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes20 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40 02
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15 01, 02
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25 01, 02

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes20 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40 02
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15 01, 02
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25 01, 02

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes20 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40 02
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15 01, 02
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25 01, 02