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WS2513 - Community Work

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: (12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level) OR (admission to course 103804 and successful completion of WS5516)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2014 WS3013

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturer: Dr Ines Zuchowski.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: volunteer training workshop/resource (40%); case study analysis (group and individual components) (60%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: CDROMandWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

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.