HSW316 - Critical Social Policy
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements, CBD*
This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)
HSW314 (or substantial relevant human service workplace experience as negotiated with the unit chair)
Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities.
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.
^Students must attend and participate in a 1 day workshop at Waterfront (Geelong) - date to be advised.
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
In the present climate of the redistribution of resources, many individuals, groups and communities experience powerlessness and inequality. Underlying this is a dominant discourse that has marginalised social policy in favour of economic rationalism. The aim of this unit is to present an approach to social policy in Australia which critically addresses the dominance of the economic over the social and highlights ways in which social policy responds, or fails to respond, to diversity. The unit also aims to demonstrate the links between social policy and social work practice, so that graduates may be better informed about the policy contexts that influence their practice.
Assessment task 1: Two online quizzes (500 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Narrated Powerpoint presentation (10 minutes) 30%
Assessment task 3: Written assignment (2000 words) 50%
Hurdle requirement - Cloud (online) students only
Attendance at a 1 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront (Geelong) campus
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