units

ATS2823

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Cathy Trembath

Synopsis

This unit focuses attention on 'big picture' or macro welfare/community work by integrating actual practice with theories, combining both classroom and field experiences. The ultimate purpose is to impart skills and knowledge that will enable graduates to work with communities and eliminate disadvantage.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. understand community development as a method of social welfare practice; become familiar with the application of community development models, values, skills, strategies and tactics;
  2. participate in the identification, execution and/or evaluation of a community development response to a situation, problem or issue through a supervised 20-day field education placement in a community organisation;
  3. demonstrate a capacity for reflective analysis of own practice.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 hour online seminar prior to beginning of placement andonline discussions for all off-campus students and 20 day placement for all students

Prerequisites

ATS1362 and ATS1363 or equivalent

Prohibitions

GSC2304, SCW2304