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HSW235 - Community Development: Social Work Theory and Practice D

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Di Ashworth

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HDS303

Contact hours:

Campus: Weekly 2 hour classes x  11 weeks

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

IKE (CBD): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online workshops, as per Cloud (online) students' scheduled learning commitments. Students must also attend and participate in 2 x 5 day (10 days) intensives at the Institute of Koorie Education, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

A part of the pedagogy in this unit requires students to participate with CloudDeakin entries (at least one a week).

Content

Community development is an important field and method of social work practice. This unit aims to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to integrate community development into their social work roles. This practice field plays a significant role in government, non-government, volunteer and in for-profit social service organisations. Community development is used within all levels of government (local, state and commonwealth) and across many departments (youth, health, communities, ageing, housing, disabilities, multicultural, indigenous). Community development is a form of practice, a broad philosophical and political approach which focuses on collective efforts to improve community wellbeing, and is based on a critical understanding of inequality in our socio-political structures.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Action paper - essay (2000 words) 50%

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