CQUniversity Unit Profile
SOWK12010 Theories of Change for Professional Practice II
Theories of Change for Professional Practice II
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General Information

Overview

Students should be able to articulate the mix of philosophical assumptions informing the delivery of human services in Australia pointing to opportunities for change. Students should be able to apply taxonomy of professional knowledge to the relationships between these philosophies, ideologies, and social theories that will contribute to their emerging framework for social work practice. Students should be able to analyse and apply social theories to assist in making sense of individual relationships within societies and select and apply different social work intervention strategies within both meso and macro systems of society.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services. or SOWK11012 Introduction to Social Work A and SOWK11013 Introduction to Social Work B.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Group Work
Weighting: 10%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Several students shared this feedback

Feedback

Responding to students in a time appropriate manner

Recommendation

Attention needs to be given so that students are responded to promptly so their studies are not interrupted

Feedback from Several students shared this feedback

Feedback

More detail about Problem Based Learning needs to be given to students

Recommendation

More detail will be provided in Moodle about problem-based learning so that students are clear on what is expected from them

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compare the assumptions of influential philosophies and interpret how these different ideas inform specific theories that determine the delivery of human services and the practice of social work.
  2. Apply these theories to case scenarios in social work practice using an analysis informed by the values of the profession.
  3. Compare the philosophies, ideologies, and theories of social work and integrate then into your emerging professional practice framework.
  4. Analyse your own performance based on feedback drawn from your involvement in professional learning contexts.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Group Work - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Group Work - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Social Work: From Theory to Practice

Edition: 3rd (2018)
Authors: Connolly, M and Harms, L
Cambridge University Press
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • ZOOM software
  • ZOOM sessions
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Agnieszka Sobolewska Unit Coordinator
a.sobolewska2@cqu.edu.au
Paloma Cesare Unit Coordinator
p.cesare@cqu.edu.au
Leone Hinton Unit Coordinator
l.hinton@cqu.edu.au
Janice Pascal Unit Coordinator
j.pascal@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Flexible learning

This unit is based on the philosophy of Community-Focused Learning or problem-based learning - elaborated on in the animation titled the Spiral of Life Long Learning located at Moodle.

This unit does not have a weekly study schedule. The unit comprises four modules based on Connolly and Harms (2019). Several theories that will inform your assessment tasks are presented within the following modules.

Mountain moving theories 

Systems theories 

Story telling theories

Reflective and Reflexive practice 


As the readings and resources are contained within each of these four modules you can move through them with your own flexible study schedule. The Spiral of Life Long Learning is intended to help you with this planning also.




Chapter

Please refer to readings and activities on Moodle site. 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Module 1 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 1 of 3

Mountain Moving Theories

  • Radical theory
  • Critical theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Feminism
  • Anti-oppressive and rights based practice

Chapter

Please refer to readings and activities on Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Module 1 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 2 of 3

Mountain Moving Theories

  • Radical theory
  • Critical theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Feminism
  • Anti-oppressive and rights based practice

Chapter

Please refer to readings and activities on Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 1 (allow 3 weeks for learning)Module 1 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 3 of 3

Mountain Moving Theories

  • Radical theory
  • Critical theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Feminism
  • Anti-oppressive and rights based practice

Chapter

Please refer to readings and activities on Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 2 (allow 3 weeks of learning)

Week 1 of 3

Systems theory

  • Overview of systems theories

Chapter

Please refer to readings and activities on Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 2 (allow 3 weeks of learning)

Week 2 of 3

Systems theory

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 2 (allow 3 weeks of learning)

Week 3 of 3

Systems theory

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Task 1: Monday 30 August 5pm submission to Moodle.

Weighting 40%


Professional Development (PD) Presentation and Materials (Group submission) Due: Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Module 3 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 1 of 3

Story Telling Theories

  • Post modernism
  • Narrative
  • Strengths
  • Yarning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group participation and contributions 

Open 9am Friday 10 September

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Module 3 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 2 of 3

Story Telling Theories

  • Post modernism
  • Narrative
  • Strengths
  • Yarning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group participation and contributions

Closed 5pm Friday 14 September

Weighting 10%

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Module 3 (allow 3 weeks for learning)

Week 3 of 3

Story Telling Theories

  • Post modernism
  • Narrative
  • Strengths
  • Yarning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Module 4 (allow 2 weeks for learning)

Week 1 of  2

Reflective and reflexive practice

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Module 4 (allow 2 weeks for learning)

Week 1 of 2

Reflective and reflective practice

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Task 3 due 9am Monday 11 October.

Weighting 50%


Community practice proposal Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (11 Oct 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Professional Development (PD) Presentation and Materials (Group submission)

Task Description

Task Focus

This assessment task requires you to work in a collaborative learning group resulting in a creative workshop presentation (PD). This assessment task requires the group to present materials only. There is no oral presentation required.


1. GROUP ALLOCATION – LOGISTICS
  • You will be allocated by your lecturer to a group in your unit Moodle site.
  • Each group will work within your allocated group site on Moodle (lecturer supported)
  • Each member must make initial contact with each by Week 3 
  • Each group formulates set times/meetings/content/materials – all placed in the relevant group site. A timetable of the working group activities will be amended as the group work through this assessment. 
  • Presentation – utilise relevant presentation technology consistent with CQU’s policy on technology use. For example, Microsoft powerpoint  (PPT) or YouTube etc.
  • Use creativity to engage your audience.
  • One submission per group is required.
  • Please ensure the Cover Page includes the names of your team members, who have contributed to the submission.

2. CONTEXT AND YOUR ROLE

  • Your organisational context is a multidisciplinary team delivering a service that is that is consistent with the following scenario (in italics below). Imagine you belong to a Community of Practice (COP) network of social workers that are geographically dispersed and employed by a multi-regional organisation of your choosing, e.g. Anglicare, Centacare, -Community Mental Health, Centrelink, or Child Safety etc 
  • Your group is tasked with presenting at the next PD event 
  • Your audience for this event includes management, community nurses, occupational therapists, welfare workers, psychologists.
  • This presentation will be delivered using presentation software, in this instance (PPT or YouTube etc.). Other materials used in the presentation will need to be electronic (for submission purposes).
  • Your overall task in this PD session is to raise your audience’s awareness of social worker’s theoretical eclecticism in order to understand the relationships between individual’s lives and their relationships with their physical and social environment.

3. THE TASK
Scenario:
Anna comes to see you because she’s struggling to cope. She is a single mother with two school age children. She’s extremely worried about providing for her family and is experiencing high levels of anxiety about her children’s school attendance, their father’s presence, custodial agreement, finances, and the unsuitability of her living arrangements.
Theories from your Modules within the Unit:

Moving Mountains theories

Radical theory

Critical theory

Intersectionality

Feminism

Anti-oppressive and rights-based practice

Systems theory

Story-telling theories

Post modernism

Narrative

Strengths

Yarning

  • Your group will examine three (3) theories (explored during term and in your study) that inform social worker’s understanding of individual’s relationships with their social environment, that is, groups, families, neighbourhoods.
  • Briefly examine the history of these theories and how/why they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix.
  • The choice of three (3) theories help interpret or predict the stressors that Anna, her lived experience, and the relationships of those stressors with their physical and social environment.
  • Using the scenario as a basis of giving examples to demonstrate and communicate your group’s understanding of the chosen theories.
  • Identify the strengths and challenges of chosen theories against the scenario and the selected service organisation.

4. WORK GROUP CHECKLIST Yes No

1.

You have been allocated to a group

2.

You have identified the group site on Moodle

3.

Contact has been made between group-members 

4.

Formulation of a timetable for group meetings, attendances, ongoing action sheet, task allocation, materials and content

5.

Discussion of presentation type for submission, evidence of creative approaches

6.

Use of Microsoft products, YouTube. etc 

7.

Use of other e- materials 

8.

One submission per group

9.

Names of all people who contributed to the submission on the Cover Sheet 


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

As per policy


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Unit: SOWK12010

Due Week 7

Assignment 1: Presentation and Material

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Presentation and Structure – overall submission.................................................................(20%)

Discussion completely conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment cover page including name, student number,

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs.

Correct headings throughout submission.

Excellent use of presentation software and e-materials

Excellent originality and creativity to engage audience.

Discussion mostly conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines.

Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs. Correct headings throughout submission

Very good use of presentation software and e-materials

Very good originality and creativity to engage audience.

Discussion adequately conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Mostly correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content can occasionally be difficult to follow or understand. Correct headings throughout submission

Good use of presentation software and e-materials.

Good originality and creativity to engageaudience

Discussion occasionally conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Somewhat correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content often, can be difficult to follow or understand. Correct headings throughout submission

Adequate use of presentation software and e-materials

adequate originality and creativity to engage audience

Discussion unsuccessfully conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Poor spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, making content difficult to read or follow. Correct headings not used or occasionally used throughout submission.

Poor or little use of presentation software

and e-materials

Creativity to engage the audience is not evidenced.

................./20

Examination of theories as they apply to the scenario…………………………………………(20%)

Comprehensive examination of the history of the 3 chosen theories and how they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix.

Very good examination of the history of the 3 chosen theories and how they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix.

Good examination of the history of the 3 chosen theories history and how they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix.

Fair examination of the history of the 3 chosen theories history and how they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix

Poor or no examination of the history of the 3 chosen theories history and how they became part of the social work profession’s eclectic theoretical mix.

............./20

Apply the theories selected to the scenario and the organisation…………….……………………(30%).

Excellent interpretation or prediction of how the theories help understand the stressors of Anna’s lived experience.

Very good interpretation or prediction of how the theories help understand the stressors of Anna’s lived experience.

Good interpretation or prediction of how the theories help understand the stressors of Anna’s lived experience.

Fair interpretation or prediction of how the theories help understand the stressors of Anna’s lived experience.

Poor or no description of how interpretation or prediction of how the theories help understand the stressors of Anna’s lived experience.

............./30

Ability to discuss the strengths and challenges of the chosen theories for their applicability to the scenario and the chosen organisation …………………………………………………………………………………………(20%).

Comprehensive discussion on strengths and challenges of the chosen theories as they apply to the scenario and chosen organisation.

Very good discussion on the strengths and challenges of the chosen theories as they apply to the scenario and chosen

Good discussion on the strengths and challenges of the chosen theories as they apply to the scenario and chosen

Adequate discussion on strengths and the challenges of the chosen theories as they apply to the scenario and chosen organisation.

Poor or no discussion on the strengths and challenges of the chosen theories as they apply to the scenario and chosen organisation.

……/20

Referencing ................................................................................................................................(10%)

All literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 8 references Harvard referencing formatted used with no mistakes.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 7 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with minimal. mistakes

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 6 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with some mistakes.

Some of literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 5 references Harvard referencing formatted used with many mistakes.

Most of the literature used is inappropriate and not from a scholarly source. Harvard referencing formatted not used. Less than 5 references

……/10

TOTAL MARKS


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submission of presentation, materials and reference list.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare the assumptions of influential philosophies and interpret how these different ideas inform specific theories that determine the delivery of human services and the practice of social work.
  • Apply these theories to case scenarios in social work practice using an analysis informed by the values of the profession.
  • Compare the philosophies, ideologies, and theories of social work and integrate then into your emerging professional practice framework.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Group Work

Assessment Title
Group participation and contributions

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to undertake a survey that deals with group work undertaken in Assessment 1.

This Group Feedback and Survey Submission

Open 9.00am Friday 10 September 2021 Week 8

Closed 5.00pm Friday 17 September 2021 Week 9

  1. This assessment requires that you undertake group assessment of the participation and contribution to the group learning assessment tasked in Assessment One (1).

  2. The survey link will be in your Assessment module in Moodle.

  3. Within this survey you will have an opportunity to comment on your peers and overall group contribution and work product in Assessment 1.

  4. Survey instructions will be contained within the survey itself.

  5. The collation of average scores from this survey will form the basis of the 10% weighting.

  6. You are not evaluating the accuracy of ideas or resources brought by individual members to the assessment you are evaluating participation and contribution.

  7. Submit your survey as instructed by your Unit Coordinator.


Assessment Due Date

Survey submission Open 9am Friday 10 September 2021 Week 8. Closed 5pm Friday 17 September Week 9.


Return Date to Students

As per policy


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

The survey will allow you to assess group members on the following participation criteria.

Scores will be based on the Likert Scale (1-2-3-4-5; 1= least likely; 5=most likely) in the survey as well as additional comments to justify your assessment of group and member’s participation and contribution.

1.

Was dependable in attending group meetings

2.

Willingly accepted assigned tasks

3.

Contributed positively to group discussions

4.

Completed work on time or made alternative arrangements

5.

Helped others with their work when needed

6.

Achieved a sound representation of the work product

7.

Contributed to their fair share of the work

8.

Worked well with other group members

9.

Overall was a valuable member of the group

10.

The group member listened to others

Additional comments:


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
A survey link will be active on your Moodle site as instructed by your Unit Coordinator. The survey will allow you to assess group members on the following participation criteria. Scores will be based on the Likert Scale (1-2-3-4-5; 1= least likely; 5=most likely) in the survey as well as additional comments to justify your assessment of group and member’s participation and contribution.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare the assumptions of influential philosophies and interpret how these different ideas inform specific theories that determine the delivery of human services and the practice of social work.
  • Apply these theories to case scenarios in social work practice using an analysis informed by the values of the profession.
  • Analyse your own performance based on feedback drawn from your involvement in professional learning contexts.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Community practice proposal

Task Description

Aim

The theories presented in this Unit are pitched at the social organisation of society. A ‘community’ is one of several systems of social work concern and practice. The focus of this assessment task is the use of theory to inform practice.

Instructions

Length: 2500 words

This assessment task requires you to do the following:

1. CONTEXT AND YOUR ROLE

  1. Imagine you are in the role of a community development officer with your local Council or Shire.

  2. Your Community Programs Manager has asked you to submit a background proposal for its possible inclusion into the Council/Shire Operational Plan for the following year.

  3. You are required to pick one Council/Shire from the list below:

Lockhardt River Aboriginal Shire Council

Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire

Torres Shire Council

South Burnett Regional Shire

Isaac Regional Council

Emerald Shire Council

Barcoo Shire Council

Charter’s Towers Regional Council

Barcaldine Regional Council

Longreach Regional Council

2. THE TASK

  1. In the community of the Council you chose, explore and identify one of the most prominent social issues of concern impacting adversely on people’s well- being.

  2. Use a diverse range of independent sources to describe the nature and extent of the social issue identified.

  3. With the goal of raising your community’s awareness of the social issue of concern and to begin a process of community engagement and change, use the Story-Telling theories presented in this Unit’s Study to inform and design a sequence of three (3) community events – the basis of your background proposal.

  4. The design of the three (3) community events must be supported with theoretical concepts.

     These three (3) community events are sequenced to be built upon and not repetitious.

  5. Be mindful of the presentation of theoretical concepts to an audience unfamiliar with those perspectives and the ways in which language and concepts need to be conveyed  

  6. Locate social work interventions in the published literature or reports by reputable organisations in Australia where community awareness raising, engagement and change has been undertaken around the same or similar social issues.

  7. Consider the diversity of your local community members when using information/language, learning and change.

  8. Consider how you would address the issue selected might be viewed by First Nations People and people from culturally and linguistically diverse heritages.

    Requirements

    • Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).

    • Include page numbers on each page in a footer.

    • This proposal has an Introduction and Conclusion 

    • The proposal has a coversheet 

    • This proposal has headers 

    • Write in the third-person perspective.

    • Use formal academic language.

    • Use the Harvard referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online Harvard Referencing Style Guide.

    • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.

    Resources

    • You can use unit provided materials and other credible sources (e.g. journal articles, books) to reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are important.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (11 Oct 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

As per Policy


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria

Unit: SOWK12010

Due Course Review Week

Assignment 3: Community Practice Proposal

HD 84.5-100%

D 74.5-84.49%

C 64.50-74.49%

P 49.50-64.49%

F <49.5%

MARKS

Presentation and Structure – overall submission (10%)

Discussion completely conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment cover page including name, student number,

Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs.

Correct headings throughout submission.

Adherence to word length

Discussion mostly conforms to the Assignment Presentation guidelines.

Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs. Correct headings throughout submission

Mostly adheres to word length (+-10%)

Discussion adequately conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Mostly correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content can occasionally be difficult to follow or understand. Correct headings throughout submission.

Adequately adheres to the word length

(+-15%

Discussion occasionally conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Somewhat correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, content often, can be difficult to follow or understand. Correct headings throughout submission.

Somewhat adheres to word length

(+- 20%)

Discussion unsuccessfully conforms to the: Assignment Presentation guidelines. Assignment title page including name, student number, and word count. Poor spelling, grammar, sentence structure and paragraphs, making content difficult to read or follow. Correct headings not used or occasionally used throughout submission 

Does not adhere to word length (>/< 20%)

/.......10

H

Identifies Community and Its Issue ……………………………………………….……………………(20%)

Very clearly identifies Council/Shire and comprehensively identifies diverse evidence of need/issue

Very good identification of Council/Shire and clear evidence of need/issue

Good identification of Council/Shire and adequate evidence of need/issue

Fair identification of Council/Shire and limited evidence of need/issue

Council/Shire identified but

poor or no evidence of need/issue

......./20

Applies the concepts of story-telling theories to guide proposal’s design…………….……………(20%).

Consistently with comprehensive examine and detail of links between theories and proposal  

 Frequently with comprehensive examination and detail of links between theories and proposal.

Occasionally, with some examination and detail of links between theories and proposal

Occasionally, with limited examination and detail of links between theories and proposal

Rarely, with very limited examination and detail of links between theories and proposal

......./20

Integrates social work values with storytelling theories and proposal design ……………………(20%).

Articulates integration of social work values throughout the proposal

Very good discussion of social work values throughout the proposal

Good of social work values throughout the proposal

Adequate discussion of social work values throughout the proposal

Poor or no discussion of social work values throughout the proposal

……/20

Demonstrates inclusion of First Nation’s Peoples and/or culturally and linguistically diverse perspectives………………(10%)

Very comprehensive inclusion evident in proposal

Comprehensive inclusion evident in proposal

Sound inclusion evident in proposal

Adequate inclusion evident in proposal

Poor or no inclusion evident in proposal

......./10

Referencing……………………………………………………………………………………………(20%)

All literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 8 references Harvard referencing formatted used with no mistakes.

Excellent evidence of broad independent research with scholarly balance between academic literature and online resources.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 7 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with minimal. Mistakes

Very good evidence of broad independent research with scholarly balance between academic literature and online resources.

Most of the literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 6 references. Harvard referencing formatted used with some mistakes.

Good evidence of broad independent research with scholarly balance between academic literature and online resources.

Some of literature used is appropriate and scholarly. Minimum of 5 references Harvard referencing formatted used with many mistakes.

Adequate evidence of broad independent research with scholarly balance between academic literature and online resources.

Most of the literature used is inappropriate and not from a scholarly source. Harvard referencing formatted not used. Less than 5 references

Inadequate evidence of broad independent research with scholarly balance between academic literature and online resources.

....../20

TOTAL MARKS


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please upload to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare the assumptions of influential philosophies and interpret how these different ideas inform specific theories that determine the delivery of human services and the practice of social work.
  • Apply these theories to case scenarios in social work practice using an analysis informed by the values of the profession.
  • Compare the philosophies, ideologies, and theories of social work and integrate then into your emerging professional practice framework.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?