REFLECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL WORK

SWP1REF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Social workers and educators aim to empower others and 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. Yet we all experience challenges in life and there will be times we need to deal with problems that seem overwhelming and outside our control. SWP1REF takes as its premise that working to help other people involves first understanding ourselves and building self-awareness and personal skills to deal with our own life situations. In this subject you 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 that has been integrated within a wide range of health human services across Australian and internationally. Students will experience the program as both a participant and a facilitator.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRachael Sanders

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following: HHSW, HHSWB, HHSWW, HHSWP, HHSWMI, HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP, EBTOCE All others require co-ordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically reflect on personal values, knowledge and skills.
02. Utilise critical reflection to enhance communication in personal and professional spheres
03. Conceptualise and analyse the concepts of empowerment and wellbeing.
04. Apply group work intervention informed by First Nation relational ways of knowing

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15 minute in class group presentation (5 students per group = 3 minutes per student 300 words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO4

Reflective journal entries (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

2500 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Sanders

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15 minute in class group presentation (5 students per group = 3 minutes per student 300 words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO4

Reflective journal entries (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

2500 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Vucko

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15 minute in class group presentation (5 students per group = 3 minutes per student 300 words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO4

Reflective journal entries (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

2500 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Horsell

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15 minute in class group presentation (5 students per group = 3 minutes per student 300 words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO4

Reflective journal entries (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

2500 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15 minute in class group presentation (5 students per group = 3 minutes per student 300 words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO4

Reflective journal entries (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

2500 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO4