SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY

SWP5SPA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will critically reflect on your experience of policy in social work practice and build your capacity for policy analysis and advocacy.You will appraise social policy theory, in particular, key social welfare ideologies and theories of justice, rights, needs and capabilities. You will apply this policy knowledge to analyse and evaluate contemporary social policy. You will demonstrate critical understanding of institutional and other diverse factors that shape social policies and the rational and political processes by which policy isdeveloped and implemented. You will develop the skills necessary to become beginning policy practitioners who can use experience and research to identify issues, interpret policy, and contribute to processes of policy development and change.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP and must have passed SWP5PPA and SWP5RIA; OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM and must have passed SWP5PPB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary social policies against social work values.

Activities:
Workshops, on line resources.

02. Critically reflect on current social policy with reference to the Australian history of social welfare .

Activities:
Workshops, on line resources

03. Evaluate rational and political policy process theories and models.

Activities:
Workshops, on line resources

04. Appraise and justify different policy advocacy theories and strategies to selected policy areas.

Activities:
Workshops, on line resources

05. Apply communication and technical skills to interpret and implement policy

Activities:
Workshops, on line resources, computer lab

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word report45 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 word Individual essay30 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word report45 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 word Individual essay30 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word report45 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 word Individual essay30 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word report45 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 word Individual essay30 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"online learning materials"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word report45 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 word Individual essay30 03, 04, 05