INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY

SWP3IDV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore and analyse social work practice in a diverse society. Of particular consideration will be how a sense of 'otherness' or 'difference' is created and maintained. Three broad arenas of 'difference' will be featured from amongst the many forms of social and cultural diversity. These arenas are not exclusive but will in this instance be: sexuality, disability, migration and population movements. As social workers are expected to practice within a framework of social and cultural difference, the aim is to introduce and promote in students values and skills for 'difference-competent' practice.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW), EBOCE (Outreach & Community Education), EBTP (), EBTS (), HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS (Bachelor of Community Services), HBCSVB, HBCSVD, HBCSVS, HBCSVM, HBCSVW, HBCSV (Bachelor of Community Services) All others require coordinators 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

Readings

Being Critically Reflective

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGradner, F.

Year2014

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PublisherPALGRAVE, BASINGSTOKE

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Critical social work: an introduction to theories and practices

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllan, J, Pease, B, and Briskman, L

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN, SYDNEY

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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. Awareness of Difference Be aware of how your own experience influences your understanding of what difference means and how you may contribute to creating a sense of difference or otherness. You should be able to: a. Identify a variety of ways of thinking about what is normal and what is different b. Understand and be able to communicate your own experience of difference otherness and how you may create a sense of difference with others. c. Articulate and use the processes of critical reflection to identify your own assumptions and values about difference and how this may influence your social work practice.
02. Knowledge of core concepts of how social work is practiced in a diverse society Compare and analyse social work practice in work with individuals and families, in organizations and communities in terms of working with difference You should be able to: a. Identify how social workers work with difference across social work practice areas i.e. with individuals and families, organizations and in communities b. Identify and use specific practice strategies for working with difference including, for example, working with interpreters.
03. Understanding how structural inequities relate to difference and marginalisation Analyse how social structures, international and national development and policy responses impact on the experiences of individuals and groups in terms of marginalisation You should be able to: a. Identify structural inequities, international and national developments in relation to social diversity and define marginalisation b. Describe the issues experienced by groups that are marginalised in our culture because of their difference c. Identify the policy responses in relation to a specific dimension of diversity.
04. Practice Ethically in Relation to Difference Analyse the complexities of applying the ethics expressed in the code in particular situations related to difference. You should be able to: a. Identify the ethical expectations of social workers as expressed in the AASW code of ethics b. Articulate ethical tensions in working ethically as a social worker in relation to difference c. Relate the code of ethics to working with difference
05. Quality of Practice in Health & Human Services Describe and critique possible ways of working with difference. You should be able to: a. Describe the situations that may arise in social work practice in relation to working with difference b. Articulate what being 'difference competent' means c. Identify strategies for working competently with difference as a social worker.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTal Araten-Bergman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTal Araten-Bergman

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

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*

Enquiry 1(a: Team Report of 1,000-wordsThe word count will be evenly distributed amongst team members.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Enquiry 1: One 10-minute group presentationEach student to be part of the presentation so they can demonstrate team work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Enquiry 2: one 1,000-word individual dialogue assignmentStudents explain a specific experience related to a specific field of practice and critically reflect on this regarding difference.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Enquiry 3: One 2,000-word Difference-Competent essayStudents will look at what they require to be difference-competent which builds on what they have been assessed upon so far and what they might need to develop to work well with difference

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5