Develops students' understanding of skills in social work practice in groups and communities. Encourages students to identify the potential of both community development and group work in addressing social justice and human rights issues as they impact on a range of different communities. Enables students to consider different modes of group work practice, including support groups and therapeutic groups.
1. Understanding and theorising group work
2. Group development and group processes
3. Support, therapeutic and psycho-educational groups
4. Responding to conflict in groups and communities
5. Conceptualising community, including location-based and identity-based communities
6. Community development models and practices, including assets-based community development
7. Community education and community consultation
8. Linking the global and local: the potential of social work practice in groups and communities
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain different theoretical approaches to group work and community development practice in social work||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse the potential for group work and community development strategies to address social justice and human rights concerns, particularly with respect to linking the local with the global||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically reflect on the characteristics of diverse communities, including culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and strategies to engage effectively with these communities||Communication and social skills|
|4||analyse different modes of group work practice in social work, including therapeutic groups and support groups||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate skills in group work and community development.||Communication and social skills|
- Hardina, D, 2013, Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice, Springer, New York. ISBN: 978 8261 0811 1.
- McDermott, F, 2002, Inside Group Work: A Guide to Reflective Practice, Allen & Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 1 86508 892 7 (pbk).
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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