SOWK12010 - Theories of Change for Professional Practice II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

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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.

Source: Student feedback and Course Coordinator`
Feedback
Updating of course resources
Recommendation
The course resources will be reviewed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Increased interaction between the course coordinator and cohort.
Recommendation
Use of blackboard collaborate to discuss theories and topics at regular intervals.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Written Assessment