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 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 3 - 2018

Term 2 - 2019 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

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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: Personal email received.
Feedback
Thank you so much for this course.I thoroughly enjoyed your input throughout the course and how we were able to look at things holistically. I felt your participation and passion the whole way through.
Recommendation
Continue to enhance students learning, understanding and engagement.
Action Taken
Unit materials were reviewed, there were considerable levels of materials that breeched copyright laws, however, the moodle site continues to have a good level of resources.
Source: The big red button evaluation survey.
Feedback
The course offered a great deal of valuable information. The lecturer does not have a problem with explaining things to students and is very helpful when feeling unsure with the tasks.
Recommendation
Continue to engage with students by communicating with them when they need further clarity or support with assignments.
Action Taken
There were some issues with engagement due to the teacher needing to take a period of leave for sorry business. However, as UC I ensured all questions and queries were answered, and there was continued engagement.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Ensure that assessment submissions are returned within the two week period.
Recommendation
Ensure that assessment submissions are returned within the two week period.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: The team and AASW accreditation panel.
Feedback
That this unit is delivered before Field education 1, in term 2, year 2 of the course.
Recommendation
Undertake action to move this unit to a second year first term position.
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