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Working with Groups and Communities (SCWK90057)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSCWK90057
Campus
Parkville
Availability
February
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed to introduce students to social work practice with groups and communites. The subject begins with an overview of group and community work practices, showing how historical context has affected use of the different methods of social work. The subject then examines theoretical frameworks for working with groups and communities, explores group and community work practices within current policy and government program contexts and features presentations from practitioners from a range of practice settings.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • A clear understanding of the scope of social work practice with groups and communities and their value base;
  • Knowledge of the historical foundations of group and community work as social work practice;
  • An understanding of the current policy and program contexts in which group and community work is undertaken;
  • An understanding of the different practice settings in which group and community work is carried out;
  • An ability to understand, analyse and evaluate relationship building in group and community work;
  • Increased knowledge and skills in aspects of practice with groups and communities; for example, working with marginalized populations.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • critically analyse texts and practices;
  • understand recent developments in social work contexts of practice;
  • link theory to practice;
  • competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
  • undertake independent research.

Last updated: 11 January 2018