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SOWK521 Advanced Special Topic: Contemporary Pacific Issues and the Social Services

Critical exploration of contemporary Pacific social issues, preparing students to develop a policy, practice or research framework about an identified Pacific social issue.

Paper title Advanced Special Topic: Contemporary Pacific Issues and the Social Services
Paper code SOWK521
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,214.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,400.00

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Restriction
SOWX 521
Limited to
PGDipSW, MSW
Notes
Admission subject to approval from Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the paper students are expected to have
  • Attained a deeper appreciation of Pacific Peoples and their worldviews
  • Identified the diverse issues affecting Pacific Peoples and where they are located within the social services
  • Become critically aware of ethical and cultural issues involved in research with Pacific Peoples
  • Developed a framework of working with Pacific Peoples based on an issue they are most familiar with and which is reflective of their organisational context
Eligibility
This paper is aimed at students intending to deepen their critical awareness of issues affecting Pacific Peoples and their relationship to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Course outline
The course outline will be made available on Blackboard at the beginning of the semester.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught using a combination of methods. It includes lectures, interactive video sessions, Blackboard forums and activities, readings and assignments. There is a compulsory workshop at the end of the semester.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Patrick Vakaoti
Textbooks
There are no set texts for this paper; however, readings will be made available on Blackboard.
Paper Structure
The paper covers six broad topics. These include:
  1. An introduction to Pacific thought and worldviews
  2. Pacific research frameworks
  3. Pacific families and communities
  4. Pacific children and young people
  5. Policy and practice in social service work with Pacific Peoples
  6. Contemporary issues affecting Pacific families, communities, children and young people

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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 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9, 22

Critical exploration of contemporary Pacific social issues, preparing students to develop a policy, practice or research framework about an identified Pacific social issue.

Paper title Advanced Special Topic: Contemporary Pacific Issues and the Social Services
Paper code SOWK521
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020
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
SOWX 521
Limited to
PGDipSW, MSW
Notes
Admission subject to approval from Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
This paper is aimed at students intending to deepen their critical awareness of issues affecting Pacific Peoples and their relationship to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: To be advised
Paper Structure
The paper covers six broad topics. These include:
  1. An introduction to Pacific thought and worldviews
  2. Pacific research frameworks
  3. Pacific families and communities
  4. Pacific children and young people
  5. Policy and practice in social service work with Pacific Peoples
  6. Contemporary issues affecting Pacific families, communities, children and young people
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught using a combination of methods. It includes lectures, interactive video sessions, Blackboard forums and activities, readings and assignments. There is a compulsory workshop at the end of the semester.
Textbooks
There are no set texts for this paper; however, readings will be made available on Blackboard.
Course outline
The course outline will be made available on Blackboard at the beginning of the semester.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020

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