units

EDF5659

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Synopsis

This unit provides students with knowledge and skills in building partnerships with families and communities in their capacity as current or future professionals in particular professional contexts. Social, health and education services situate partnerships as central to the delivery of professional services and supports for children, youths and families. Students gain an understanding of the importance of professional partnership with families and communities by learning fundamental elements of communication, problem solving, collaborative planning and service provision. They develop their leadership capacities in fostering collaborations with integrated services by applying reflexive practice.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop a critical understanding of knowledge and skills in building partnerships
  2. assess the practical and professional issues in building partnerships with families and communities
  3. demonstrate a sensitive and ethical approach to building partnerships with families and community
  4. analyse and reflect on social and educational processes to establishing professional partnerships with families and community
  5. apply acquired knowledge to exhibit leadership in developing partnerships with families and communities.

Assessment

Communicative plan in building partnership with families and communities (4000 words, 50%)
Report on experiences of establishing professional partnership with families and communities (4000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Flexible mode offers a stand-alone online offering that allows students to learn and engage in content and assessment in a supported way. It also provides a face to face component of 12 hours over the semester to engage students with the online learning content, which students can attend if they are able and interested.

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for flexible students:

  • 12 contact hours and 24 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester or
  • 36 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • independent study to meet the minimum required hours per semester

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