Uses practice research to critically examine 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|
|Points||20 points 20 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,535.97|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- SOWK 553
- SOWK 403
- Limited to
- Limited to: MSCW (Applied), PGDipSW
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Dr Peter Walker
- 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.
- 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
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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- 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