Social Work in Global, Regional and Local contexts PG (12012.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Social Work
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Social Work- After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and critique social work¿s place, purpose and practices;
2. Appraise and translate the Sustainable Development Goals into social work practice; and
3. Demonstrate and apply understandings of the history and present experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and how Social Work can actively collaboratively learn with and from First Nations' experiences and knowledges to decolonise practices.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 2
|11 March 2024
|Prof Lynne Keevers
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 6
|21 October 2024
|Prof Lynne Keevers
Chenoweth, L. and McAuliffe, D., (2023). The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice (7th edition). Cengage Learning Australia.
Bennett, B. & Green, S. (2019). Our Voices: Aboriginal Social Work (2nd Edition). Bloomsbury.
Please note: all readings relating to the course are digitised and a reading list, with links to online readings, will be available on the Course site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment 3 requires students to upload a video recording of a 15-minute Peer Supervision session. Please see the detailed instructions on the Unit Canvas site for how to record and upload a video-related assessment.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance at tutorials is considered essential in this course. Students will be strongly supported to attain and demonstrate the required learning outcomes in their assessments via ttendance and participation in weekly tutorials. Recordings will be made available for those students who are unable to attend live tutorial sessions, however recordings cannot replicate the live learning experience of engagement with peers, teachers and guest speakers. Please note sections of tutorial recordings may be removed if sensitive information has been disclosed.
Required IT skills
In order to engage in this unit, you are expected to have a reliable computer with the latest operating system. You will also need reliable internet connections and the latest version of Google Chrome (preferred browser) to access UCLearn. You are expected to have access to Microsoft Office applications: including Word, Excel and PowerPoint equivalent. In some units, you will be required to download specific software applications to complete the unit content and assessment successfully.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
In order to complete research, you will need to be able to search the library data bases for relevant journal articles. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the University IT services or the library if they do not have adequate skills.
Please see the Social Work Hub on Canvas for orientation to key software and applications.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Simulation. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
Assessment 3 involves simulation of a real-life Social Work practice activity: peer supervision. The skills you will develop through successful completion of this unit and through completion of Assessment 3 in particular are essential for Social Work practice.