PATHWAYS INTO C21 SOCIAL WORK

SWP5PSW

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides graduate entry students into the Master of Social Work with opportunities to utilise their prior learning and experience to: (i) identify and define the key social problems confronting today's social workers and the consequent social purpose and distinguishing functions of twenty-first century social 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 history and development of social work as a key profession in the pursuit of social justice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModern social work theoryPrescribedPayne, M. (2014)3RD EDN, MACMILLAN, LONDON.
ReadingsSocial work skillPrescribedTrevithick, P. (2013)OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, MAIDENHEAD.
ReadingsThe road to social work and human service practicePrescribedChenoweth, L. & McAuliffe, D. (2008)SOUTHBANK, VICTORIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and define the key social problems confronting social workers in the twenty-first century.

Activities:
Individual presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Analyse the nature of the knowledge society and its implications for learning and the practice of human service professionals over the next two decades.

Activities:
Written report with respect to a social problem.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Systematically relate prior learning and experience to twenty-first century social work knowledge, theory and practice.

Activities:
Completion of an audit of knowledge, skills and experience, developed within a small group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Identify and explain the key areas of foundational knowledge for social work practice.

Activities:
Written report with respect to a social problem.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 10
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 10 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period, plus online self-directed learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment 1: Online quizzes x 2Identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the Online Modules20 04
Assessment 2: Portfolio on a Social Problem (equivalent to 1,500-words)Structured collection of resource information on the portrayal and perspectives of the chosen social problem.40 01, 03
Assessment 3: One 1,500-word individual essay on the chosen social problem.Analysis of the social problem and key contributing factors, together with an overview of the role of social workers in responding to the chosen issue.40 04, 02, 01, 03

Bendigo, 2016, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 10
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 10 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period, plus online self-directed learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment 1: Online quizzes x 2Identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the Online Modules20 04
Assessment 2: Portfolio on a Social Problem (equivalent to 1,500-words)Structured collection of resource information on the portrayal and perspectives of the chosen social problem.40 01, 03
Assessment 3: One 1,500-word individual essay on the chosen social problem.Analysis of the social problem and key contributing factors, together with an overview of the role of social workers in responding to the chosen issue.40 04, 02, 01, 03

Melbourne, 2016, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 10
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 10 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period, plus online self-directed learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment 1: Online quizzes x 2Identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the Online Modules20 04
Assessment 2: Portfolio on a Social Problem (equivalent to 1,500-words)Structured collection of resource information on the portrayal and perspectives of the chosen social problem.40 01, 03
Assessment 3: One 1,500-word individual essay on the chosen social problem.Analysis of the social problem and key contributing factors, together with an overview of the role of social workers in responding to the chosen issue.40 04, 02, 01, 03

Mildura, 2016, Week 07-10, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Barry

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 10
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 10 and delivered via blended.
"Students attend for 4-days over a 2-week period, plus online self-directed learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment 1: Online quizzes x 2Identification of foundational social work concepts represented in the Online Modules20 04
Assessment 2: Portfolio on a Social Problem (equivalent to 1,500-words)Structured collection of resource information on the portrayal and perspectives of the chosen social problem.40 01, 03
Assessment 3: One 1,500-word individual essay on the chosen social problem.Analysis of the social problem and key contributing factors, together with an overview of the role of social workers in responding to the chosen issue.40 04, 02, 01, 03