SOWK12011 - Social Group Work and Family Work

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students should be able to articulate the knowledge and practice of social group work and family work and analyse the relationship between different social theories and group work methods. Students should develop the skills of working with groups in various configurations and the ability to analyse the consequences and constructs consistent with various social work methodologies of group and family therapy, including conferencing. Students should be able to address the issues of practising in cross cultural and social exclusion contexts in their deployment of group work methods through the application of intervention plans and role plays. Students will be required to attend and participate in assessable tasks in the relevant residential school to complete the requirements of this unit.

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

SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management

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
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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. Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%
4. Portfolio 0%

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 Evaluations
Feedback
Further guidance around the assessment requirements would be helpful
Recommendation
A scheduled zoom session will be offered to students to enable questions and clarification before submitting assessments.
Action Taken
An assessment oriented zoom session was offered to students
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Some feedback suggested students would like visual as well as written resources to assist in understanding concepts as well as consideration for a prescribed text
Recommendation
Revise current unit resources
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Some students felt earlier positioning of the residential school may assist their learning
Recommendation
Investigate options for an earlier residential school
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Feedback suggest assessments were helpful to the overall understanding and learning of the unit content
Recommendation
Retain current assessments
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator Reflection
Feedback
A current pass/fail assessment could be subsumed into an existing graded assessment
Recommendation
Include the reflective portfolio in the critique
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Compare the philosophical assumptions that underpin various models of group work and family therapy.
  2. Apply the basic skills of working with a group to social work case scenarios.
  3. Utilise a knowledge of group and family dynamics in their analysis of social work case scenarios.
  4. Analyse their application of methods to social work case scenarios in written intervention plans informed by the differing theoretical constructs of the profession.
  5. Select and justify the most appropriate social work method to be applied to an example of social exclusion in your local community.
  6. Distinguish the elements of cross cultural competency including working in indigenous group and family contexts.
  7. Analyse their own performance based on feedback drawn from their involvement in professional learning contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Portfolio