179781

Social and Community Work Theory and Practice I

An examination of the key components of social and community work practice utilising an integrated framework. Current theories and models for working with individuals, families and groups are discussed. Laboratories will prepare students for field work placements. Students will develop an approach to practice relevant to the Aotearoa/New Zealand context.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

179781

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Social Work

Course planning information

Course notes

Attendance at Skills Laboratory compulsory for Internal Albany students.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 To develop an understanding of social work as a profession.
  • 2 To examine and critique social work knowledge and practice.
  • 3 To develop a working knowledge of an integrated framework for social work practice.
  • 4 To develop knowledge on practices relevant to social work with different cultural groups.
  • 5 To promote the development of knowledge and practice skills in working with individuals, groups and families.
  • 6 To explore own life experiences, beliefs and values as well as societal and professional expectations as a way of understanding the social work role.
  • 7 To develop a platform for advanced study of selected fields of practice in the subsequent years of study.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 6 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 7 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 7 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

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THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE A GENERALIST-ECLECTIC APPROACH

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ISBN
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ASSESSMENT IN SOCIAL WORK

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MILNER. J., AND O'BYRNE, P.
ISBN
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PROMOTING FAMILY CHANGE

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ELLIOT, B.
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WORKING WITH FAMILIES: STRENGTH-BASED APPROACHES

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SANDERS, J., AND MUNFORD, R.
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SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

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COULSHED, V., AND ORME, J.
ISBN
978-0-230-30074-3
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NEW THEORIES FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE : ETHICAL PRACTICE FOR WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

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ISBN
9781785921582
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JESSICA KINGSLEY

GROUPS. PROCESS AND PRACTICE 10ED

Author
SCHNEIDER COREY, COREY & COREY
ISBN
9781305865709
Edition
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Publisher
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INDIGENOUS SOCIAL WORK AROUND THE WORL

Author
GREY, MEL
ISBN
9781409407942
Edition
2010
Publisher
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ASSESSMENT IN SOCIAL WORK

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ISBN
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ETHICS AND VALUES IN SOCIAL WORK

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ISBN
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MODERN SOCIAL WORK THEORY

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ISBN
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