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SOWK302 Social Work for Children and Families - Analysis and Theory

Selected social issues commonly affecting children and families in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Social work responses and related conceptual issues in social work assessment.

This paper is designed to assist students to develop critical analysis and reflection skills across three elements of social work practice: the socio-political context of families in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the social work assessment process; and selected social problems affecting families coming into contact with social work services (for example, intimate partner violence, child abuse, mental illness). By drawing on a range of research types, as well as examining the sources of students' own assumptions, the paper encourages students to develop a critical approach to research use and the social construction of family problems. This approach is used to examine the judgement processes inherent in social work assessment; the causes of persistent social problems; their consequences for both adults and children; and ethical social work responses to them.

Paper title Social Work for Children and Families - Analysis and Theory
Paper code SOWK302
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
SOWK 316, SOWX 302, SOWX 316
Limited to
BSW
Notes
Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Emily Keddell
Paper Structure
Week one: 1-day workshop
Remainder of semester: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial each week
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials
Available both distance and on-campus.
Textbooks
All readings supplied online
Course outline
A course outline will be made available to students at the start of the teaching semester
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
During this paper students will learn to
  • Develop critical reflection
  • Understand social work assessment and selected social problems
  • Develop research skills

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Wednesday 10:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 11-15, 17-22
T2 Thursday 15:00-15:50 11-15, 17-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Wednesday 10:00-16:50 9

Selected social issues commonly affecting children and families in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Social work responses and related conceptual issues in social work assessment.

This paper is designed to assist students to develop critical analysis and reflection skills across three elements of social work practice: the socio-political context of families in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the social work assessment process; and selected social problems affecting families coming into contact with social work services (for example, intimate partner violence, child abuse, mental illness). By drawing on a range of research types, as well as examining the sources of students' own assumptions, the paper encourages students to develop a critical approach to research use and the social construction of family problems. This approach is used to examine the judgement processes inherent in social work assessment; the causes of persistent social problems; their consequences for both adults and children; and ethical social work responses to them.

Paper title Social Work for Children and Families - Analysis and Theory
Paper code SOWK302
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
SOWK 316, SOWK 552, SOWX 302, SOWX 316
Limited to
BSW
Notes
Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Emily Keddell
Paper Structure
Week one: 1-day workshop
Remainder of semester: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial each week
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials
Available both distance and on-campus.
Textbooks
All readings supplied online
Course outline
A course outline will be made available to students at the start of the teaching semester.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
During this paper students will learn to
  • Develop critical reflection
  • Understand social work assessment and selected social problems
  • Develop research skills

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Wednesday 10:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 10-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 11-13, 15-22
T2 Thursday 15:00-15:50 11-13, 15-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Wednesday 10:00-16:50 9