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Innovative Applications of Practice (6855.5)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education




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    This subject will explore, through lectures, tutorials and assessment items the cutting edge of practice in counselling studies, community education and community development practices. Students will select from a range options that will allow them to reflect on and evaluate current good or innovative practice.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Graduates are expected to be able to:a. express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;b. present arguments and ideas effectively;c. actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;d. negotiate effectively; ande. create and present new ideas.
    2. Graduates are expected to be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate,evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data
    3. Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information
    4. Graduates are expected to be able to:a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field;b. apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking;c. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems;d. anticipate and define new problems; and e. identify and resolve new problems in new fields.
    5. Graduates are expected to be able to:a. work with others as part of a group;b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks;c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group membersd. evaluate group performance;e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; andf. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
    6. Graduates are expected to:a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative,adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness;b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and c. be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment.
    7. Graduates are expected to:a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession
    8. Graduates are expected to:a. work toward improvement in society;b. understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective;c. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and d. accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.
    9. 9. Graduates are expected to:a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning;b. be aware of how they best learn;c. possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; d. have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 3 hours per week or equivalent.


    Successful completion of all Community Development Major units: 'Advocacy and Inclusion' and 'Community Development Principles and Practice' and 'Community Work' or 'Working with Communities' and 'Sustainable Communities' and 'Ethical and Professional Issues' OR all Counselling Major units: 'Counselling Communication' and 'Intro to Counselling Theory and Principles' and 'Group Work' and 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' and 'Ethical and Professional Issues'.

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