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WS2513 - Community Work

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject introduces students to a range of issues relating to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for successful and progressive community work practice. Included in this exploration will be: a consideration of the concept of community; critical perspectives on the nature and meaning of community practice; values and ideologies; roles and processes in community work; current trends in community work theory and the critiques and contradictions of theory and practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • become familiar with a number of models and theories of community work practice and the ideological and value positions associated with them;
  • develop a critical appreciation of strategies and roles for developing sustainable communities;
  • develop a critical understanding of the concept of community; the nature of community work and community development and the relevance of these to contemporary societies and social welfare practice;
  • develop an awareness of the knowledge and skills necessary for effective, progressive community work practice;
  • be able to apply and adapt the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and progressive community work practice.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level OR (admitted to course code 103804 and has successfully completed WS5516)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2014 WS3013

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Lecturer: Dr Abraham Francis.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
    Method of Delivery: and WWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
    Assessment: volunteer training workshop/resource (40%); case study analysis (group and individual components) (60%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 24-Aug-2017
    Coord/Lect: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 hrs x 13 weeks
      Assessment: volunteer training worshop/resource (40%); case study analysis (group and individual components) (60%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.