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SOWK403 Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice

Professional frameworks of organisational and community change and development practice.

On completion of this paper students will have an understanding of the processes and methods of community and organisational work, professional frameworks and the roles of the social change worker. Students will have engaged in analysing - using theory and literature - a social service and/or community development organisation and participated in a piece of social change activity with that organisation.

Paper title Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice
Paper code SOWK403
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWK 404, SOWX 403, SOWX 404
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons), MA, PGDipArts
Notes
Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work programme.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Peter Walker
Tutor: Elizabeth Liddell
Paper Structure
The key themes are:
  • Meso/Macro theory revision
  • Power and Community development and organisations
  • Group dynamics
  • Preparing for interviewing
  • Tools for Meso/Macro practice
  • Participatory action research
  • Community capacity building
  • Withdrawal from a project - evaluation
Teaching Arrangements
There are two compulsory workshops for this paper. Information about these is provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
Textbooks
Aimers, J. & Walker, P (2013) Community Development: insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunmore Press.

Hughes, M. & Wearing, M. (2013) Organisations and Management in Social Work. Sage: London.
Course outline
This is provided with the course books.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In this paper students will
  • Develop professional frameworks for organisational and community change and development practice
  • Apply the planned change process to organisational and community work settings
  • Describe and analyse organisation and community situations and develop appropriate programmes to meet goals
  • Integrate a range of social work facilitative and conflict skills and methods for effective practice in meso and macro settings

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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 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 22

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 11-15, 18-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 22

Professional frameworks of organisational and community change and development practice.

On completion of this paper students will have an understanding of the processes and methods of community and organisational work, professional frameworks and the roles of the social change worker. Students will have engaged in analysing - using theory and literature - a social service and/or community development organisation and participated in a piece of social change activity with that organisation.

Paper title Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice
Paper code SOWK403
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,312.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWK 404, SOWK 563, SOWX 403, SOWX 404
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons), MA, PGDipArts
Notes
Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work programme.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Peter Walker
Tutor: Elizabeth Liddell
Paper Structure
The key themes are:
  • Meso/Macro theory revision
  • Power and Community development and organisations
  • Group dynamics
  • Preparing for interviewing
  • Tools for Meso/Macro practice
  • Participatory action research
  • Community capacity building
  • Withdrawal from a project - evaluation
Teaching Arrangements
There are two compulsory workshops for this paper. Information about these is provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
Textbooks
Aimers, J. & Walker, P (2013) Community Development: insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunmore Press.

Hughes, M. & Wearing, M. (2013) Organisations and Management in Social Work. Sage: London.
Course outline
This is provided with the course books.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In this paper students will
  • Develop professional frameworks for organisational and community change and development practice
  • Apply the planned change process to organisational and community work settings
  • Describe and analyse organisation and community situations and develop appropriate programmes to meet goals
  • Integrate a range of social work facilitative and conflict skills and methods for effective practice in meso and macro settings

^ 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 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 22

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 11-13, 15-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 22