Organisational and community theories, patterns and change and their application within community and social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Students will describe and analyse a social service organisation and a case study of community development practice.
|Paper title||Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- SOWK 553, SOWX 303
- Limited to
- (i) May not be taken by students who have passed both (SOWK 234 or SOWX 234) and (SOWK 235 or SOWX 235). (ii) Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
- This paper is designed for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work programme.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Peter Walker
- Paper Structure
- The paper is divided into two sections:
- Social work practice at micro-, meso-, macro-levels; history and context
- Organisational forms
- Internal organisational environments
- Organisational sectors
- External environments
- Introduction to community development - history and context
- The basis of contemporary community
- Community development settings
- Community development as planned change
- Skills for working with communities
- Participatory democracy
- Teaching Arrangements
- There is one compulsory workshop for this paper; information about this is provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
- Aimers, J. & Walker, P (2013) Community Development: insights for practice in Aotearoa
New Zealand. Dunmore Press.
Ozanne, E & Rose, D (2013) The organisational context of human service practice. Palgrave MacMillan, Melbourne.
- Course outline
- The course outline is included in the course books.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental
literacy, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
- Understand the basic dynamics and patterns of organisational and community relationships across cultural boundaries and the forces shaping contemporary patterns
- Understand and critically evaluate the different major models of organisational and community change and their practical implications for working in the community
- Identify and assess differing explanations of change in a variety of cultural and geographic settings
- Analyse and evaluate community-based policy at all levels of decision making