Uses practice research to critically examine professional frameworks of organisational and community change and development practice.
Students in this paper will form teams and follow a human centered design process to engage with community partners on a chosen project. On completion of this paper students will have developed knowledge and applied skills in processes and methods of community and organisational work, professional frameworks and the roles of the social change worker.
|Paper title||Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 1 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,655.16|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- SOWK 553
- SOWK 403
- Limited to
- MSCW (Applied), PGDipSW
- More information link
View more information on the Social and Community Work programme website
- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Dr Marissa Kaloga
- Paper Structure
The key themes are:
- Human Centred Design
- Social Innovation
- Project Planning in Coummunity
- Developing Programmes
- Working in Groups
- Community Collaborations
- Engaging with Government
- Resourcing Community Work
- Enhancing Impact
- Working with Volunteers
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
There are two compulsory workshops for this paper. Information about these are provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
Lewrick, M., Link.P ., Leifer, L. (2020). The design thinking toolbox: A guide to mastering the most popular and valuable innovation methods. John Wiles & Sons.
- Course outline
- This is provided with the course books.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Environmental 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.