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SOWK14004 - Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The purpose of this unit is to further develop understanding and application of the concept of reconciliation in various context, including workplaces and communities. The unit examines discourses and case studies about reconciliation. Experiential learning will be used to explore competing views on reconciliation and its continuing relevance to society. The unit is mandatory for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work course

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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 3 - 2016

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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 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. Group Discussion 25%
2. Portfolio 35%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% response rate.

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
Feedback
Students need regular communication from the Unit Coordinator and teaching staff
Recommendation
More regular ZOOM sessions, frequent responses to items posted in Q and A need to be undertaken in this unit
Action Taken
Regular tutorial Zoom sessions were provided to students covering the weekly topics, along with assessment information sessions to support students' assignment preparation. Posts to the discussion forum about news articles and other resources related to the unit's topics were made to encourage student participation.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Lack of ability to contact Unit Coordinator for several days throughout the unit
Recommendation
Strategies developed so that this does not occur again. All staff have been advised to notify HOC as soon as they are unable to undertake any teaching activities and identify for how long they may not be able to provide their teaching.
Action Taken
Strategies were implemented to ensure students were supported throughout the term and there were no interruptions to teaching.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Some unit material was outdated and needed renewal, including more current references and updated terminology.
Recommendation
A rewrite of the unit has commenced and the weekly topics will be revised to reflect the appropriate current terminology. The unit content will be updated and more contemporary references provided to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
There needed to be more information on the assessments, particularly the NAIDOC week writing task and the Reconciliation Action Plan essay.
Recommendation
In addition to the extra assessment information and Zoom help sessions provided to students, there will be exemplars provided of past assignments with guiding comments included. The weekly Zoom tutorial sessions with students will include more worked examples to support the lecture material. In future, students will be guided through the NAIDOC and Reconciliation Action Plan documents as preparation for their assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the concept of reconciliation in the context of the Australian community and workplace.
  2. Discuss the issues associated with reconciliation in the Australian context including how current debate affects workplace relations.
  3. Apply reconciliation principles to policies in the workplace and community.
  4. Develop skills and knowledge as to how to engage with people from different cultures in the workplace and community with a view to promoting reconciliation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
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
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 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment