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WS2121 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The aim of this subject is to prepare Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to work respectfully alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by providing students with culturally appropriate skills and theoretical frameworks. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the unique, complex, historical and contemporary relationships between social work and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including social structures and systems and inequities and injustices and how to apply professional knowledge and skills to address injustices.

Learning Outcomes

  • have a critical appreciation of the unique, complex, historical and contemporary relationships between social work and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the impact of these relationships;
  • demonstrate an ability to articulate distinctive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isalnder approaches to helping;
  • demonstrate an ability to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and apply professional knowledge and skills to address social barriers and injustice;
  • have critical awareness of their own cultural and historical socialisation and how this socialisation may fit with, or be different from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and values, and therefore how their socialisation can impact on their professional practice.
Assumed
Knowledge:
WS1006 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 allow concurrent enrolment in WS5516)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2020

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 01-May-2015 to 03-May-2015 (3 day workshop during lecture recess)
Coordinator: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Lecturers: Mrs Dorothy Savage, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Workload expectations:
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 day workshop in lecture recess
Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 01-May-2015 to 03-May-2015 (On Campus Workshop during SP1 Lecture Recess)
Coordinator: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Lecturers: Dr Vinnitta Mosby, Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan.
Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

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.