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Introductory study and experience in selected areas of practice.
This paper provides an introduction to the challenges of human service practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. It covers the fundamental knowledge and values bases underlying human and social services, introducing a range of fields of social service practice.
|Paper title||Fields of Practice|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- (SOWK 111 or SOWX 111) or 54 points
- SOWK 114, SOWX 114
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This is a compulsory paper for entry into the BSW programme. The paper is also suitable for those wanting an introduction to social work fields of practice.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
The paper covers these key areas:
- Knowledge and history of social services in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Professional issues
- Selected fields and perspectives for practice
- Teaching Arrangements
- 2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week.
- Required text:
- Chenoweth, L., and McAuliffee, D.,(2012) The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice: An Introductory Text (3rd Edition). Cengage Learning, Australia
- Connolly, M. and Harms, L. (2009) Social Work: Contexts and Practice. Oxford University Press, Auckland
- Alston, M. and McKinnon, J., (eds) (2005) Social Work: Fields of Practice. Oxford: Australia
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Demonstrate a knowledge of social services and their history in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Develop an understanding of professional issues, values and ethics, working across difference and theory in practice
- Develop knowledge of selected fields covered by social/human services work
- Gain an understanding of how a holistic perspective is required for practice within each field