REFLECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL WORK

SWP2REF

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Social workers aim to help create the conditions for people to thrive. This involves working for a socially just and equitable society and also helping people to better manage the day to day challenges they inevitably confront in their lives. This subject takes as its premise that working to help other people involves first understanding ourselves and building self-awareness. We all experience challenges in life and need to deal with problems that seem overwhelming and outside our control. Students are introduced to the concept of empowerment and the role this plays in enabling health and wellbeing even in the most challenging and difficult situations. The subject draws from an evidence based Aboriginal Family Wellbeing empowerment program (Family Wellbeing), which they experience as both a participant and a facilitator.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SWP1REF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on your personal values, knowledge and skills.

Activities:
Workshop exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Utilize critical reflection to enhance communication in personal and professional spheres.

Activities:
Workshop exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Conceptualise and analyse the concepts of empowerment and wellbeing.

Activities:
Written report and workshop exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Facilitate an evidence based Family Wellbeing empowerment intervention relevant for social work practice.

Activities:
Workshop exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 21
Twelve 1.0 hours directed reading per study period from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Twelve hours of teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One team presentation25 01, 03
One 1000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
One 2000 word essay50 03, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Twelve hours of teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One team presentation25 01, 03
One 1000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
One 2000 word essay50 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Twelve hours of teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One team presentation25 01, 03
One 1000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
One 2000 word essay50 03, 04

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Twelve hours of teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One team presentation25 01, 03
One 1000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
One 2000 word essay50 03, 04