LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK

SWP5LSW

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline



In this subject you will be assisted to draw upon the audit of your individual skills and knowledge which you have studied during the course. You will be assisted to review the role of social work and social workers in promoting effective social work practice, social policies and social change in national and international communities. The focus is upon understanding leadership theories and applying this to the purpose, values, knowledge and practice of social work. You will expand your understanding of diversity and inequality and will be assisted to explore the above concepts within fields of practice.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW) and must have passed SWP5APC, SWP5FPC, SWP5IIC, SWP5SPA, SWP5PPA. OR Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, (MSW) and must have passed SWP5APC, SWP5FPC, SWP5IIC, SWP5SPA, SWP5PPB.

Co-requisites Students admitted in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW) must be enrolled in SWP5PPC at the same time. Students admitted in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, HMSKP (MSW) must be enrolled in SWP5PPD at the same time.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on personal social work practice and identify how you operationalize knowledge, values and skills.

Activities:
Audit of knowledge skills and values
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse the work of leaders in social work to create personal work practices.

Activities:
Identifying social work leaders and analysing their work and their impact on change
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically analyse and reflect on personal leadership style and effectiveness as a change agent to support the development of effective leadership to influence social change.

Activities:
Exploring theories of leadership and their application to social work and to your own approach to leadership in social work and presenting your findings at a conference
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Evaluate leadership theories and approaches and their application to social work.

Activities:
Applying leadership theories ethics and values in social work
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 35 - 50
Two 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conference presentation"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word individual essayEssay analysing leadership35 01, 02, 03, 04
1750 word individual essayEssay analyses an approach to leading social change or change in practice30 02, 04
Reflection (1250 word equivalent) and 15 minute conference presentation (750 word equivalentPreparation for the conference presentation includes a reflection on their learning over the full course and analysis of a social change issue. Equivalent to 1,250 words. This work is distilled into the presentation. Equivalent to 750 words.35 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 35 - 50
One 6.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conference presentation"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word individual essayEssay analysing leadership35 01, 02, 03, 04
1750 word individual essayEssay analyses an approach to leading social change or change in practice30 02, 04
Reflection (1250 word equivalent) and 15 minute conference presentation (750 word equivalentPreparation for the conference presentation includes a reflection on their learning over the full course and analysis of a social change issue. Equivalent to 1,250 words. This work is distilled into the presentation. Equivalent to 750 words.35 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 35 - 50
Two 6.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conference presentation"

WorkShop Week: 37 - 47
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To be held in week 37,41 & 47"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word individual essayEssay analysing leadership35 01, 02, 03, 04
1750 word individual essayEssay analyses an approach to leading social change or change in practice30 02, 04
Reflection (1250 word equivalent) and 15 minute conference presentation (750 word equivalentPreparation for the conference presentation includes a reflection on their learning over the full course and analysis of a social change issue. Equivalent to 1,250 words. This work is distilled into the presentation. Equivalent to 750 words.35 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2020, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Block Mode Week: 35 - 50
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conference presentation"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word individual essayEssay analysing leadership35 01, 02, 03, 04
1750 word individual essayEssay analyses an approach to leading social change or change in practice30 02, 04
Reflection (1250 word equivalent) and 15 minute conference presentation (750 word equivalentPreparation for the conference presentation includes a reflection on their learning over the full course and analysis of a social change issue. Equivalent to 1,250 words. This work is distilled into the presentation. Equivalent to 750 words.35 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Week 35-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 35 - 50
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Block Mode Week: 35 - 50
Two 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conference presentation"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word individual essayEssay analysing leadership35 01, 02, 03, 04
1750 word individual essayEssay analyses an approach to leading social change or change in practice30 02, 04
Reflection (1250 word equivalent) and 15 minute conference presentation (750 word equivalentPreparation for the conference presentation includes a reflection on their learning over the full course and analysis of a social change issue. Equivalent to 1,250 words. This work is distilled into the presentation. Equivalent to 750 words.35 01, 02, 03, 04